The night we won’t forget!
Being apart of the Wilkes team calls for excitment, laughter, adventures, and team work!!! And this last Thursday was no exception . Dad and the boys are helping to put on a camp out for their Alert Cadet Squad this weekend. To complete the final preparations Dad decided to go down a day earlier and camp out. Everyone went along to help set up.
From Thursday on, the forecast called for rain. Yet, Thursday was beautiful, clear skies and a delightful breeze. We were so successful working around the property that afternoon and praising the Lord that it was not raining, that no one thought to set the tent up right away.
About half way throught dinner ( which was around 8:00pm ) we looked up and to our astonishment huge dark clouds were rolling our way! I wish I had a picture of it. It looked like a massive wave rolling towards us!!! We JUMPED to our feet and yelled “the TENT!!” “We don’t have it set up yet and the rain is almost here!! HURRY EVERYBODY!!!!”
Everyone pitched in, and we began to set the tent. While some were setting the tent others were putting all the camping gear under cover so it would not get wet, as well as putting dinner away. We kept looking up and that BIG wave was coming closer! Suddenly the wind began to pick up! Now do you know how hard it is to set a tent in real gusty wind? It is near impossible, but with Dad’s wisdom and guidance we began to see progress.
THEN it happened! The huge wave was upon us! It started raining. We still did not have the rain fly up so all the camping gear that was in the tent began to get wet, as well as all of US!! We began working even fast which just encouraged the rain to fall even faster . By this time we just started laughing, we couldn’t belive what we had gotten ourselves into!
We finally got everything in order by 10:00 pm that evening. We learned a valuble lesson that night to not take sunny weather for granted But good work Wilkes team! It was a blessing to see everyone work with such enthusiasm in such extreme circumstances! It was definantly a night we all will not forget!