From the Mouths of Babes

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Last night was pretty awful. Like most nights, I couldn't fall asleep. When I did fall asleep, I was awoken by nightmares on multiple occasions. Now I'm tired and sad, and it's my birthday. I'm also feeling a bit old. I mean, I'm 35 so my life is half over and I haven't even really lived yet.
The girls and I went to Publix to get wine and a birthday cake for my virtual party this evening. The people at Publix were so sweet and loving. The lady bagging my groceries shared with me her survivor story. She did not have to do that. I'm glad she did.
Drenching Rain - Jo Ann Harris - MediumWhen we were walking out of the store, it was pouring down rain so that was fun. On the drive home, Savannah told me she thinks God sent me the rain for my birthday. At first I thought, "Who wants rain on their birthday?" After a few more moments of thinking, I said to her, I think you're right. The rain will keep us inside so we can take naps." She has to know I didn't sleep well since she slept in my bed last night.

We continued our drive home talking about my virtual party and their visit with their dad tonight and eventually circled back around to the rain. She said, "Rain means God is crying." I told her I think the rain is to make the flowers grow and that God isn't sad. She said, "Well, they are happy tears, Mommy." I thought some more and responded, "You're right baby. God is so happy that we are safe that he's crying tears of joy." I'm so thankful for the meaningful conversation I had with my 6-year-old this afternoon.
12 Bible Verses and a Prayer for When You Need to be Refreshed ...This rain God has given us is keeping us inside and quiet. Our A/C doesn't keep our house cool on hot summer days, so the rain means it's a cool 76 degrees in the house. The 3 of us are definitely going to be taking that nap now. I'm pretty excited for some refreshing afternoon slumber. Sometimes a good, refreshing rain is exactly what we need to recharge.

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