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A Rainy Day
Posted On 05/22/2020 10:26:18 by Cara_

My neighbours little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Blackpool. Who is about 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Amusement Arcade

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, "Mom, let's run through the rain," she said. "What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated.

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.

This young child waited about another minute and repeated, "Mom, let's run through the rain."

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!'"

The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.

"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If God let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.

And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories... So, don't forget to make time and take opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

I hope you still take the time to run through the rain or better still ...dance..

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05/25/2020 15:26:44

Thank you Texasjane for nice comment..

05/23/2020 16:17:15

I love this story.  Thank you so much for sharing it.  I will think of it often.  I will also share it with others.  Such a wonderful story of faith.

05/23/2020 08:39:12

Thanks for comments. Memories of playing in the rain is most memorable when you are a child Cheryl as I too remember when I was young with my new wellingtons I used to love the puddles. Also Mona you made me smile as I too seldom use an umbrella. I have slipped once or twice. I never tried to dance in the rain like Gene Kelly lol.

05/23/2020 06:51:22

Beautiful  Story,

When my StepSon was very young,  He and I would

take late evening walks. We have great memories of

Walking and playing in the Rain!

Just He and I

05/22/2020 17:45:15

Cara, I love your blog; and your gifted way of passing it on to others who will take the time to visit the BLOGS. I'm passed the stage of running through the rain, but I don't avoid it either. The umbrella that is under the sea of our vehicle hasn't seen the light of day or a sky filled with rain clouds. I have been blessed to not have many places to go in the rain but I also don't mind getting some drops on me. It's better then slipping in a puddle and falling on my 'back-side'!!!

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