Earthquake & Nightmares

Poor Will had nightmares last night. I think he's maybe had 3 bad dreams before ever? But last night, he cried out at 10:30, 11:20, 12:15, 2, and 3:30. The first time, I crawled into bed with him & asked what was wrong. He was crying and said, "The race track I built on my pillow fell apart!" I asked if it was one he dreamed about, and he wailed, "No! The real one!" (There was no race track on his pillow - dun! dun! dun! He was still asleep.) I told him it was OK, that we could rebuild it in the morning, just like when his train tracks get messed up, and that was enough to settle him down. He never really woke up throughout the night, but it broke my heart that he was so tormented.

Because I was up with him, again, at 3:30, I was instantly awake when our EARTHQUAKE hit at 4 AM!!!!! It was a 4.3 centered 23 miles away. People apparently felt it in Iowa, Wisconsin, & Michigan, too! No damage at all, (and since that's the case, I can say it was freaky cool to feel it!) For a split second I thought it was a rumbling snow plow, but then I KNEW exactly what it was, and I shook JB awake, too. The only other earthquake I've felt was in Georgia, (it was at 4 AM, too - weird!) and this was just the same.

I'm glad I had asked Will what he dreamed about, b/c I'd be royally freaked if he had dreamed all night about earthquakes!


  1. i am so glad no one was hurt and that you are ok! so sorry to hear about will's bad dreams. maybe tonight, say a prayer over him as you put him to bed, that God would protect his dreams, specifically. i often pray over my bed when i have several bad dreams in a row... love ya!

  2. Freaky. Seriously, freaky that they both happened at 4AM. And scary. Earthquakes are scary... so I've heard. Never experienced one on my own.

    Also, when I was doing my bible study today, I came up with a verse that made me think of you for what you are going through. You may have quoted this one so sorry if you did but nonetheless...

    Matthew 6:34
    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Ain't that the truth!

    I have to repeat that one to myself several times a day...

  3. Totally prayed over Will's dreams tonight! :-)

    Reynie, thank you SO MUCH for that!

  4. Susie Swiss Miss, I can't remember if I've told you how much I love your blog! It's one of my favorites! xoxo

  5. Oh my gosh, Mel - you have totally made my night! I am SO GLAD you are here!!! :-)


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