In Others’ Words: Rain
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~Roger Miller (1936-1992), American singer & songwriter
My husband Rob and I went for a walk last night, which is one of our favorite things to do. Heavy grey clouds hung overhead. And as rain dotted our driveway, Rob ran back inside our house and grabbed our all-weather coats.
A little rain wasn’t going to stop that walk.
“After all, we prayed for this rain,” I reminded him.
And so we had, as we prayed through the days of the Waldo Canyon Fire. While it’s 98% contained, it’s still a fire. As Rich Harvey, the Incident Commander said, firefighters say a fire is out when the first snow falls.
We walked. Talked a little. Prayed a little more. And rain pattered down around us.
A sense of normalcy … and gratitude … and even a bit of romance wove through our time.
Normalcy, because we were back home for the second night after evacuating our home, walking our familiar route.
Gratitude, because … well, for the same reason. We were home. And also because I was holding my husband’s hand. And we could talk … or not.
Romance, because I remembered other walks where we were young and in love and walking in the rain. And now we’re … older … and still in love.
In Your Words: When was the last time you went for a walk in the rain?
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