It's not that I was heartless before Dec. 21, but the emotions overcoming me as I watch coverage from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado is unlike anything I've known. I'm positive it's coming from the place of a mother. Hearing kids' testimonies of "hanging on to the wall at school so I wouldn't blow away" and seeing photos of families surrounded in piles of shrapnel, formerly their belongings, have brought me to tears.

It's another unfortunate reminder that of all the things we desire and want for our children, nothing compares to that of our family's health and safety.

Praying for everyone devastated by this storm.