Crack! Ka-boom! Jolted awake last night, I cuddled with my freaked-out dog while flashes of white hot lightening lit the night. I held and stroked him while his heart thumped and pounded in his ribs. After each dangerously close bolt, I would check in on my kiddos who managed to sleep soundly through the entire event. I, on the other hand, watched from window to window trying to catch a glimpse of the streak of light making its way from cloud to ground. The power of nature. Amazing.