Monday, October 4, 2010

. . . . . . Soaked and Smiling

Today when I went to pick up my kindergartner and his friends, we were caught in the middle of a torrential downpour. By the time we got everyone loaded in the car and buckled up, my two little boys, our 2 little school friends and I were all soaked, through all of our layers!

We got home and all the kids put on PJs while I threw several shirts and pants into the dryer. There was one exception however. Our little friend Azlin didn't change her clothes. She said she didn't mind that she was a little wet (my pants were drenched to my upper thighs, so I think it is cute that she said she was only a 'little' wet). In fact, with water dripping from her hair and slippery socks on her feet, she declared with a smile that as soon as she got home, she was going to go outside and play in the rain. Her plans included collecting buckets of water and dumping them all over her backyard. :)

This sweet girl reminded me that feeling raindrops on your skin awakens the senses and enlightens the mind. And today, I am grateful for the rain, yes, even the downpour. Perhaps a "little" water was just what I needed!


wjmom said...

Hooray for little ones who remind us of all the little beautiful things in life!

Ogden Family said...

This reminds me of the weekend both of us went to Sun Valley (even though we didn't know each other)and I went out to the pool at the Lodge and floated on my back as the rain lightly fell on my face. All time froze, all challenges seemed simple, and I could feel of Heavenly Father's love. How wonderful tiny rain drops can melt our hearts and clear our minds. Have a great week.