Saturday, February 27, 2010

a big wave... really?

For all my tacoma friends I thought I would tell my story of today :)

SO. My dad came in screaming GET YOUR CLOTHES ON AND GET OUTSIDE. I look out the window and its dark, Joshua is crying, the alarms are sounding, my thought is we are getting bombed at three in the morning. I grab Josh and run outside with Spence and we wait by the car for the rest of the family. I look around and nobody is outside, my heart is beating, the alarms are blaring, but at the same time it felt super quiet... We got in the car to find out it was 6 in the morning not 3 and a Destructive Tsunami from Chile was heading towards all Hawaiian Islands at 11:04 Am, five hours....

As we drove to higher grounds I thought if everything got destroyed we could go to Tacoma for awhile which would bring me joy, I also thought of how close it would bring me to Jesus if everything I had was destroyed, we could share Jesus to hurting people in the meantime... interesting thoughts. ANYWAYS. We went to "Safeway" were everyone was and got some survival items. Then decided to go to the Nelsons house! There we all crashed and slept till 9 and turned the news on. We were all super expectant and I was personally excited.

We waited and waited........................ and waited. People were everywhere watching the ocean. Soon it was 11:04 and nothing happened, the estimated wave size was only 6 ft which is smaller than swells here. we kept waiting, the news showed a fat guy splashing in the ocean, called him an idiot and kept talking about this ridiculous 6 foot Tsunami.. the climax was all coming down to nothing. It was soon 1 and nothing happened the alarms stopped and the police let everyone go home.

I honestly am a bit upset it would have been awesome to see a giant wave. BUT Jesus is good and did not want Hawaii to be destroyed, or the "idiot" splashing around in the ocean. Sorry I am not so good at telling stories and if you read all of this you are amazing.


  1. haha. it made me laugh. I wish there was video footage of that idiot. hopefully somebody got it on youtube.

  2. this is the best news footage i've heard all day.
    that says a lot.

  3. HA! That is fantastic. I love you and your thoughts about how revival could come out of a tsunami.

    Once I hid in the basement because there were tornadoes in Kansas City, and we only had to stay down there for about one minute, and coming back upstairs I totally had the same feeling: "Well that was disappointing..."