For the past two weeks when I sat down in my office to compose this weekly blog, I experienced the same agonizing phenomenon:
The power went out and I was plunged into darkness.
Last week, the Pacific Northwest was struck by an unusual November storm that thrust 200,000 people into hunker-down mode. We slept in a cold home that night, took care of our parents with generators and visits, and waited for the work crews to do their thing.
The wait lasted 28 hours.
Yesterday, some violent winds from the north again knocked out power to 20,000 homes--just as I sat down to write to you. After only four hours in a cold bedroom, the lights burst on and our lips pursed a "thank you" for the blessing of electricity, heat, refrigeration, and hard working repairmen!
Some thoughts on the different degrees of giving thanks-or not.