Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Running in the rain

Got this in the email today. Thought it was so sweet.
I wish I could have this perception for everything in life

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A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in K-Mart. She must have been 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 K-Mart.

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 come 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.
"Mum, let's run through the rain," she said.
"What?" Mum asked.
"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated.
"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit, " Mum replied.
This young child waited about another minute and repeated:
"Mum, let's run through the rain".
" We'll get soaked if we do," Mum said.
"No, we won't, Mum. That's not
what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mum's arm.
Mum said, "This morning? ... When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"
"Don't you remember?" Little girl
"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. Mum 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 lets us get wet, well
maybe we just needed washing, "Mum 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 the opportunities to make memories everyday. To
everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

A friend sent this to me to remind me of life. Hope
you enjoy it.

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*grin* wasnt that good? Whoever the author is, thankyou :)

Blog Comments

Posted by: kawan (Offline)
Date: 5/19/04 at 1:41AM (21d22h ago)
that's beautiful. a few weeks ago, I had to run in the rain. why? because I was too cheap to buy a new umbrella - had too many of them but was unlucky not to bring it with me during the lunch break.

Posted by: elisataufik (Offline)
Date: 5/19/04 at 1:47AM (21d22h ago)
ha ha !! then we should write another story.. the story about the woman who has too many umbrellas and always forgets them.. tapi moral nya..
erm.. gotta think abt that

Posted by: dextrous (Offline)
Date: 5/19/04 at 5:13AM (21d18h ago)

Cool entry. It made me smile.

Posted by: Cimorene130 (Offline)
Date: 5/19/04 at 10:47PM (21d1h ago)
That's sweet. I love the rain. and if it's not lightning, i go outside walk in it.

"We've gotta phsyco on our hands. I repeat, one insane teenage girl...I need backup!"

Posted by: nectar
Date: 5/19/04 at 10:49PM (21d1h ago)

that would be a nice story

Posted by: Sihah
Date: 5/20/04 at 2:07AM (2w6d ago)
Wat a simple story and yet deep enough for enjoyment.. Are you wondering wat a zephyr is? well, it is a light, gentle breeze that blows through normally in the summer winds. Anyway, take care and if you CAN ride a zephyr, remember to bring me along yah..

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