Storms Will Come And Life Will Go On

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Because Storms Will Come

It’s FRIDAY you guuysss!!! We made it. This was a short work week for me. We had a storm and then we didn’t have a storm. Some parts of my country felt the effects more than the rest of the island. Me? I had to work and what they don’t tell you about four-day weeks is that you have to make up for the lost day. But it’s Five Minute Friday time and our word prompt this week is STEADY

You can join in too. The rules are pretty simple – write for 5 minutes on the word prompt for the week and post to your blog, then add your post to the linky party over at the Five Minute Friday community.

Setting timer now…


We started the week here in Trinidad under a Tropical Storm watch. All day Monday, weather updates got scarier and scarier. The storm was expected to hit around 2:00 a.m. and we should start feeling the impact around 9:00 p.m. the evening before.

Needless to say, Monday, a holiday, was spent getting prepared for the storm. Not much of a holiday if you ask me. Check list in hand, we went through each item: Did we have enough food? Yes. Check! All devices charged? Yes. Check! Was everything secure in the yard? Yes. Check! Down the list we went, until we were sure that we were ready for whatever came our way.

The rain started well before 9:00 p.m. and with it, came the wind. That scared me the most. There was something in my neighbour’s yard that wasn’t properly secured that made a horrible banging noise. And I was sure that whatever it was would be the cause of serious damage.

By 2:00 a.m. the rain was not heavy but it was still a steady downpour.  The wind never let up. I went to bed sometime around 3:00 a.m. said my prayers and hoped to get at least two hours sleep before I had to get up for work.  The storm was over.

And yes, I went to work on time, because, life goes on, storm or no storm. The whole thing was a reminder that storms will come and you have to be prepared. You also have to be ready to move on when it passes.



  1. June 23, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    hi vernette, i’m your neighbor at FMF:) i’m interested to see that you live in trinidad! we lived in Jamaica for 7 years (during the ’70’s). my husband taught in a Bible college there and we had quite a few students from trinidad…home of steel bands:) when we were no longer able to keep work permits there, we checked out the option of working in trinidad and visited there. but we would have been doing something quite different and it wouldn’t have worked. too bad. we had adjusted to living in the islands pretty well i think. 2 of our 3 daughters were born in JA. our oldest was 6 when we moved away. the youngest was 6 weeks!

    i grew up in south FL so have lived through quite a few tropical storms. for some reason, we always seemed to miss the hurricanes! we did prepare for many, but they often turned away b/f they hit us for some reason. i know that feeling of wondering what will happen and how much damage will be there when we wake up in the morning:( i’m glad you were safe! blessings!

    • Vernette
      June 24, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Aww this is awesome Martha! Have you made it back to the Caribbean since?

  2. June 25, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I love this: “The whole thing was a reminder that storms will come and you have to be prepared. You also have to be ready to move on when it passes.” Beautiful.

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