Even if you are not from Texas, you have probably heard about the drought here and the wildfires that have resulted. I don’t ever remember such a hot summer and with absolutely no rain.
When the sky finally opened up and gave us a little shower the other day, we were all surprised. Though to us it seems like a long time since our last rain, to the kids it must really seem life forever.
Joy came running down the stairs demanding, “Why is it raining?” She has never quite left the “why” stage. Actually, I’m not entirely sure she ever will!
“Because God is blessing us with some rain!” I responded.
“He whaaaaat?” her whole little self portraying that she didn’t get it.
“He blessed us with rain!” I said again.
She ran to the window and stared as if she had never seen rain before.
Her little brother was a bit more dramatic. He came running down the stairs in panic, yelling, “What’s happening outside?”
We are truly thankful for the rain and the cooler weather!
I’m linked with Gratituesday and Miscellany Monday.
July and August were miserable. Yea for Autumn! We’ve had a ton of rain here is Missouri the last week,
and we’re very thankful for it as well. 🙂 Your kids are too cute! 🙂
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
So cute! Glad you got some much need rain. Hopefully there’s more to come.
Rain! Eeeee! Loved this post!
Wish we could get some rain down here farther south. We are having to feed the sheep hay and there is not even very good hay to be bought. And sheep eat every last weed down to the root!
Clearly it hasn’t rained for quite a while if those were the reactions! Man, we could do with some here too.
Susan Evans says
Grab the rain boots, raincoats, and umbrellas, and go splash in the puddles!
Shari Lynne says
That’s so funny! Glad you got rain there in Texas…now on the other hand we got a little sunshine this week and my kids were wondering what in the heck that bright ball of fire was in the sky! AND when it might cool down a bit!
haha too funny “What’s happening outside?”
Wow I guess it has been a dry season if the kids don’t remember rain! Poor child was probably very confused!
Our second daughter was born in Nicaragua where there is a rainy season and a dry season. Obviously, when the rainy season started when she was two, she didn’t remember rain. She stood at the door screaming, “!Agua, Mama, agua!” (Water.)
We also have a rainy season and a dry season here. Surprisingly though, it also rained yesterday, even though it was out of season.
When it does rain here, the kids (not just mine-everyone’s) are so excited they go out and dance in the rain. They have a little song they sing; it’s even taught in nursery schools, thanking G-d for the rain.
That’s so funny! I’m really happy you all got rain.
Haha! Wow, I guess it really hadn’t rained in a while! My kids love to play in the rain. I try to be a good mom and let them every so often!