Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Life in the Rain

Life -  is so incredibly amazing!  One minute your wishing the sun would come out and take over the rain... and the next minute you feel so blessed to have things just the way they are!

I just had the most amazing realization of how blessed we all are - constantly, without even knowing it. I was reading a blog a moment ago about a fellow blogger happy to see spring. After reading I went to her comment section and wrote this...
"LUCKY YOU! Nothing but rain here (fore casted for all of "Spring" break!), and my tulips are not even done growing, let alone bloomed. So it was nice to see a bit of "spring" on your blog. :) Be sure and do some rollerblading for me this week! ;)"
Then, before I even had time to push the send button, I had another one of those incredible "ah ha" moments that we all have when we things are quiet and we are still.

I remembered the day before; Devry came to me out of the blue and told me he was going outside for a run. I thought of the rain, and wished I could roller blade, but knew that with so much water coming down the wheels would be too slick. I had never gone jogging with Devry before, but suddenly had the desire to, so asked if he would mind if I tagged along.

For a moment, my mind was totally and completely swept up in the peaceful memory of that hour which I spent with my son in the rain. It was as if all time stood still - just for me - to step back in time for a moment and relive that hour in the rain. The hour in which there were moments when the rain came down so hard and so completely towards my face that I could barely see in front of me.  And


                        sigh   :)

... Because of the rain, (the roads being too wet to roller blade, which I do by myself or with a girl friend) I actually went for a jog with one of my 15 YO boys yesterday. We were soaked... but we had a great time anyhow! :) He told me that we should go jogging every day. :D
 I now feel blessed to have rain! :)

Suddenly, I realized that just as the sun and the spring time air was a great blessing to my blogging friend at that moment, THE RAIN is a great blessing to me at this moment in my life.

Yesterday... in the rain... with my son... WAS WONDERFUL! :D

Thank Heaven for all the moments of unwanted rain in our lives!


  1. I love rain! That sounds like a wonderful time with your boy. Keep making memories!

  2. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain. I think you did just that, Corine. Don't you just love "a-ha moments"?

  3. Gerb - It was wonderful! And I've already tagged along with him again! :)

    Natalie - YES! I lOVE '"a-ha" moments! :D And I love that line..."Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain." Thanks! :) LIFE IS GOOD!

  4. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog "The Research Years" the other day! You actually got a sneak peek! I have been working on it for months and am hosting the official kick off next week! I have no idea how you found it, but thanks for the nice comment and be sure to stop back by if you get a chance!

  5. Chic Mama - I don't remember how I found you... but thanks for welcoming me! :D I really do want to follow that blog. My daughter (age 18) is also interested in reading it, and thinks you might start a really big trend; I think she is right. I just might have to start letters for my DIL's too! Thank you! And please feel welcome here anytime.


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