don't make fun of us california.

We had an earthquake today. 
An EARTHQUAKE.  In Virginia.  The epicenter was 33miles from our house.  It was a 5.9.

I'm just now recovering from the adrenaline rush of it happening...realizing what was happening and then frantically running to get my kids who were napping in their rooms on the second story.  Only twice in my life have I had so much adrenaline running through me...and both times ending in a baby being born. :)  

Never had it ever occurred to me that it would happen here.  In Virginia we are used to things we can see hurricanes and snow storms.  Earthquakes are another thing all together and I would be happy to never see another.  Thankfully we are all OK with no damage to anyone or anything.  God's hand is good.

I started this morning with an early morning call from my dermatologist.  Another emotionally crazy moment in my day...I had a mole removed last week...and the results from the test came back abnormal...pre-cancerous abnormal.  In the small moment of the phone call my emotions went from panic to gratefulness in God's hand in my life.  Thankfully it had all been removed so I should have nothing further to worry about...but was told that that it was very good that I had it removed when I did.

God is so good.

And to think...just yesterday I was wondering if my situation was forgotten to Him...if I was forgotten by Him.  I begged Him to show me that He remembered me.

I got it God.  You never forget.

Just no Earthquakes next time.  OK? 
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ragamuffinbeauties said...

that is scary! so glad you are okay and YAY for great news from the dermatologist! ps hello gorgeous hoop/button art!

James & Aimee said...

Born and raised in California and I still get adreneline rushes - even more ao now that I have 3 children!! We do serve an amazing God! I love how its not in the events that we find/see Him but in the quietness of the event- like when you were able to stop and see the big picture about the mole- in that quietness you were able to see Him and find peace!

miamihoney said...

I live in Md and posted about this too:

I was so panicked- I only felt better when my two guys were safe in my arms.

Biz said...

So I live in North Carolina and somehow I missed the earthquake. My friend about 20 minutes away felt the effects and I have friends in Georgia who felt it, but my hubby and I were oblivious to it!
Here's to hoping that was the beginning and end of earthquake season on the East Coast!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

I'm in VA too. I was in Costco when I felt the earthquake. It was so strange - I wasn't sure what was going on at first! No damage here either thank goodness!

hannah singer said...

praise jesus for good health news. praying it continues!! xoxo

wholarmor said...

California had an earthquake tonight, too. Whole lot of shaking going on!
I'm glad they got your mole when they did! Praise God!

MargaretB said...

This picture is seriously one of the happiest photos I've ever seen! And you're so right...God's hand is always good, even if we don't realize it in the moment.

Phyllis said...

I'm from Piedmont, SC and it was felt here. So glad you and your family are okay. God's hand are the best place to be.

angela said...

I always say that if you aren't listening or hearing His tapping, you may find a brick thrown at your head. So glad you heard his shaking!

God is so very good to us.

Laura said...

Just came across your blog today from a pin I saw on your flower week (they are all great, btw!). I too am in Northern VA, and am still blown away by the earthquake! You are right, God's hand is good! So glad to hear you got the mole removed in time!

fuzzysmom said...

Earthquakes are unnerving. Glad everthing was OK.

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

My sister lives in CT and she felt the earth quake too! CRAZY! I am so glad that you all are OK!

Also VERY scary about the mole! God is good... all the time! I need reminding of that too! : )

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