This is beautiful point to remember TODAY but most importantly

It brought a tear to my eye, but the hope that it would rain today.

She had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have 
been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of 

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 Wal-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.

Her 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. 

"Let 's run through the rain!" She repeated.

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.

This young child waited about another minute and repeated:
"Mom, let's run through the rain."

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning,"
the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.

"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 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.
Mom paused and thought for amoment 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 childs' 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 let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom

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.


They 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. Send to the people you'll never forget and
remember to send it also to the person who sent it to you.
It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget
them. If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry.
Take the time to live!!!

* Keep in touch with your friends, you never know
when you'll need each other.*

~ author unknown ~


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midi Les poissons sont assis, composed by Sébastien Ray
 came from Laura

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