Wednesday, September 2, 2009



A little

girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. 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, just inside the

door of the Target.

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

came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my


Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the

hypnotic trance we were all caught in, 'Mom let's run through

the rain,'

she said.

'What?' Mom asked.


run through the rain!' She repeated.

'No, honey. We'll

wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.


young child waited a minute and repeated: 'Mom, let's run

through the rain.'

'We'll get soaked if we do,' Mom


'No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this

morning,' the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's


'This morning? When did I say we could run through

the rain and not get wet?'

'Don't you remember? When

you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said,

' If God

can get us through this, he can get us through



entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear

anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one left. Mom

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


'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run

through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just

need washing,' Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all

stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the

cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.

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.


everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under





say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to

appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life

to forget them.

Keep in touch

with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other

-- and don't forget to run in the rain!
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Jojo said...

kudos :-D i love the message this portrays......

Jojo said...

kudos :-D i love the message this portrays......