Run through the rain.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. 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 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 d irt 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 day.

    The 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.

    "Lets 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 anyt hing!"

    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 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 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 said.

    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, too. 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.

    I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.
    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 this to the people you'll never forget and remember to also send it 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!!! You are very special to me!!
    Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other --and don't forget to run in the rain!
     
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Thank you for reachin out to us this morning!!!:big_smile:
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Dadgum it Patricia, that was pretty powerful message. Makes me ashamed to have to ask you if you were wearing shoes in all that water.
     
  4. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Now i have to admit I like running through the rain barefooted.
     
  5. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Trisha,
    Thanks for the uplifting message. You set the tone for my day whether you know it or not. It has rained ever since I set foot on the floor this mornin. After I read your message, everytime I had to go outside to change classes or run into the store, I took the time to enjoy God's gift. Too often we run thru life grumbling bout stuff that slows us down or hinders what we have planned. Sometimes we all need to slow down and enjoy what we are given with all the love He has put into it. Sufficed to say, I have been anywhere from sprinkled on to drenched today............and I love it. Thank you for bringing me happiness today.:tounge_out:
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome Post. Thanks.:big_smile:
     
  7. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I really needed that.its been really bad around here for awhile and i just needed a little encouragment.thank you.
     
  8. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    thanks i lost my dad just over a year ago ,thanks for the live in the moment and not dwell on the past God can get us through anything
     
  9. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    That was a real tear jerker of a story. I,myself got wet 2 times today,once walking the dog,and once trying to get some bait for tomorrow's fishing trip. I don't mind being out in the rain if it's not too cold,but today it was pretty chilly,oh well,I survived.