Jul 25, 2011

Rain, rain, go away

I love summer! I love all the outdoor activities we can do in the sun. I love the warmth. I love the sun's rays streaming through the trees. When I was a little girl, every picture that I drew of our house had a great, big smiling sun above it. The sun just plain 'ole makes me happy.

So, when it rains, I'm bummed, and when it rains ALLLLLLLL day long, I'm reeeeeeeeeally bummed. And, if it rains for several days, forget about it....I turn into Eeyore.

Oh I know the grass, flowers and trees need the rain to grow...blah, blah, blah..... but I don't like rain. I don't like the sound of rain. I don't like the muddy puddles, and I really DON'T LIKE the "kooked-up" feeling of not being able to go outside. As I stood looking out my bedroom window at the gray fog, and depressing droplets, wishing I could be outside, a knock came at my door,

"Mom, can we put our bathing suits on, and go run in the rain?"

Interesting how they always end up teaching me....

We need rain. Rain promotes growth. There are rainy days in life, and there is nothing you can do about that...Rain comes. Sometimes it downright pours, and the thunder and lighting crashes all around you. There's nothing you can do to stop it. But you can do something about the way you react to it. -You can become Eeyore, and cry, "Woe is me. Poor me. Why does this always happen to me?" or you can say, "I need rainy days to grow." The wonderful news is that you are never alone..."For He hath said, I will never ever leave you or forsake you." -Hebrews 13:5

I read this in a book called, "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. (thank you Shanda! I love this book!)

"Above the clouds, there is always light."

Go run in the rain. (just make sure it's not lightning out, please.)

Listen to the words of this song
It gave me a new outlook on rain.


Kris said...

How precious. I wish I could say I had even a remote inclination to put on my bathing suit and go run in the rain, but I will have to leave that to the youngsters. =)

Becky said...

Come on now, Eeyore.

Kris said...

Oh, I'll run in the rain all right--with a great big smile on my face. It's the running in a bathing suit thing that would make me feel a little uncomfortable.

Becky said...

And that picture up there of you laying on your belly in front of the Capitol doesn't make you feel uncomfortable in any way?

good_to_be_home said...

Great thoughts! Glad you like the book! I always liked running around in the rain.

Becky said...

Thanks, Shan!

Dear Lillie said...

What a beautiful post!