My son and a friend from Chicago had come to visit me for the weekend. It was a very warm stormy morning and I was glad to see them leave for home that Sunday morning because the weather forecast was not good. They had only been gone an hour when they came back. My son’s friend had a terrible headache and so they returned. As time passed my son mentioned going to the Red Lobster in Peoria for lunch. I really didn’t want to go as the weather was beginning to frighten me a bit. No tornado watches or warnings had been issued for our area so finally we left for Red Lobster.
This was divine intervention. We had just been seated at Red Lobster when our waitress told us there had been a tornado in Pekin. The rest of the day and the weeks to come were chaotic.
So many homes on my street were damaged. They have all finally been rebuilt. My kitchen window was blown out and for weeks after I found shards of glass in my kitchen and living room.
If my son and his friend hadn’t returned that Sunday morning I would have been in the kitchen preparing my lunch at the time the tornado struck.
Today, one year later I am getting ready to leave for my radiation treatment. After this morning I will have 7 treatments left. I appreciate all of your kind thoughts and prayer.