yesterday while the kids and i were out to lunch with my brother, dad and mom, my brother looked over at me and said...
"jenna, do you have water and perishable food stored at your house?"
i laughed, and replied with a "yes."
"good, because we're due to have a massive earthquake."
not only am i the biggest wuss when it comes to natural disasters, but i live in a state that is KNOWN for the unpredictable kind. earthquakes. gives me the hibby jibbys thinking about it. i've known that we were due for another big quake soon. the last one i felt was over seven years ago, and it was a rattler. no major damage was done, but we definitely had the tsunami warning for a day or so. living five minutes away from the ocean doesn't ease my mind either. however, my husband reassures me that if there was a large earthquake we are nowhere near the flood zones if a 25ft wave hit, or if the dam at our local lake broke. STILL. i can't help but to be on edge about it.
so what did i do? i went home and looked it up. i wanted to know how he knew it was going to be 'massive.' that's when i found this. an earthquake that could be felt all the way from san diego, to san francisco. we live directly in the middle of them both. san diego being about 6 hours south, and san francisco about 4 hours north. i told tyler last night that i really hoped he was with me when/if it happens. mostly, because the feeling of the ground shaking and having absolutely no control of it and what is going to happen makes my heart sink right into my stomach. not to mention that these articles i'm reading are comparing it to the 9.0 the hit in japan, killing 16,000 people.
god has a plan, and whatever plan it is i have to remember he doesn't want us to fear him. lots of prayer and faith will be my cure.
anyone else reside in california?