Yesterday it rained. Big time. All day long. It was wonderful!! Before it started really coming down, though, I realized that Becca had never really experienced rain. It rained back in early January just a little bit, but she was six months old and we just stayed inside.
So yesterday we walked out in it. Just stood in the rain. She turned her face up toward the sky and closed her eyes and just smiled as the water dripped and ran down her face. She felt the cold wind and her hair blew around. She saw the lightning and heard the thunder, and she laughed. She LOVED it. We twirled and danced in the rain and it was the best thing EVER. Then we came inside and changed our weather chart to rain for the first time since it’s creation. We sat in the dining room and watched as the rain got heavier and louder. She loved the whole experience. It was amazing to watch her face as she learned something new.
I think often we see the rain as a problem. But in this drought-parched land, we loved the rain and the chance to dance in it! Yesterday truly was a blessing. We took the opportunity to hang out in our pjs and just relax- something that we never really take the time to do.