Sunday, February 21, 2016
Nature is beautiful. My sister, Kaye, and her husband Terry headed for vacation in Fiji. Have you heard about the over-the-water bungalos? It must be amazing to watch ocean life swim by.
But besides being beautiful, nature can be terrifying. Late last week, I began hearing about a typhoon headed for Fiji called Winston, but didn't think too much about it. Then I started hearing category 5 storm, most powerful storm in the southern hemisphere since they began recording events like this, deadly cyclone, and similar things -- that got my attention.
My niece, Bonnie, posted Friday on Facebook that her mom and dad, my sister and brother-in-law, were out of contact and power was down. The brunt of the storm would be Saturday, and she thought we wouldn't know anything until Monday.
Sunday afternoon, I got a text message with just two simple words: "They're safe."
What amazing news. Don't we take life things for granted sometimes?