The beauty found in prairie life is often in the eye of the beholder. I wouldn’t trade the wildflowers in bloom, the magnificent sunsets, the peaceful quiet, and the feeling of freedom for anything. As weather often threatens, we were taking precautions on this stormy night. Living in tornado alley made us wise to the skies. However, this was a night beyond caution – the tornado was in sight. After prayer and seeking shelter, we could do nothing else but wait. Thankfully this time was a brief encounter, a tap on the shoulder reminding us that we are not in control.