Just back from Mass and breakfast out. Another rainy day. Father said that God's love comes down on us like these Spring showers. His love showers over everyone....not just a few.
This little illustration reminded me of all the fun we kids had when it rained...many years ago. As soon as the sky turned cloudy...we were in our boots and umbrellas in hand...out the door to wait for the showers. We played in the gutters...twirling our umbrellas in the dirty water. We built dams and fished in the sewers with a branch, string, and some kind of a hook. If the weather turned violent...Mom would make sure we had our boots on and down to the basement to wait it out. When she was a child...her bed, on the 3rd floor of the house, was hit by lightning. She was terrified of storms the rest of her life. I always vowed that I would never fear them and would try to keep my kids from having that fear too. I don't think any of them are afraid, but are kind of daredevils when it comes to nature. Their Dad used to go our on the deck to watch the storms come in. Tornado warning...he was looking to the skies. I am not that brave....we just had a big bolt of lightning...Think I'll heed the warning and shut down. Keep dry!