I Feel Like Death May Be Following Me With Recent String Of Tornadoes
A twister touches down in Suffolk, VA one day after I was there
Have you ever seen that movie series Final Destination? The premise in all three flicks is that once you cheat death, it comes back to get you anyway in the most peculiar ways. It certainly made for an entertaining set of movies, but now I'm beginning to wonder if "death" may be following me with tornadoes over the past three months.
Here are 3 tornadoes incidents we came close to in 2008:
1. JACKSON, TN on February 5, 2008
Just six weeks prior to the tornado I blogged about ripping through Union University in Jackson, TN, we drove right by there on a trip to Bolivar, Tennessee to visit my dad for the Christmas holidays. I can remember pointing directly at the Union campus telling Christine that I had several friends who went to college there while I was at the University of Tennessee at Martin in the early 1990's.
2. ATLANTA, GA on March 13, 2008
It was only one week before the tragic tornado hit downtown Atlanta that I was walking straight up International Boulevard in that very city at the 2008 Heart, Patio, and Barbecue Expo on a Friday night right after returning from my low-carb cruise to Mexico. It's scary to think that could have happened one week later and we would have been right there in the center of it all!
3. SUFFOLK, VA on April 28, 2008
This time was almost too close when only one day prior to the tornado ripping through hundreds of homes in the town of Suffolk, VA, Christine and I were driving back to our home in Spartanburg, SC after a quick weekend trip to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia Beach, VA for my sister-in-law's wedding reception. Had we known what was to come to that town the next day as we drove by it on Sunday, then we would not have been able to control our emotions. We drove through several very heavy downpours on the way home, but had no idea a tornado was about to hit where we were driving along US-58.
Coincidence? Sure. What are the odds of being that close to three different tornadoes in three cities over the span of three months though? I'd say the probability of that happening is at least a bazillion to one. And yet it has happened and the tornadoes seem to be getting closer and closer each time.
It's all just a bit unsettling when you stop and think about it. Of course, if there really was something like "death" coming to get you, then certainly it would all be within God's perfect plan for my life and I'm cool with that. But I'd prefer to stick around a lot longer doing what I'm doing helping people as they begin the healthy low-carb lifestyle.
This blog post doesn't really have anything at all to do with livin' la vida low-carb, but I couldn't help sharing this story with you today in the wake of yet another sad story about a tornado tragedy. Thoughts anyone?