Enjoying the Rain

Early this morning my daughter woke me up demanding a bottle. This is a normal occurrence when she is going through a growth spurt and teething. But this morning I got a surprise.

It started to rain and with all my windows open it was glorious. Living in CA people know we are in a drought so the occurrence of rain isn’t common so the fact I got to hear it at a time when everyone was sleeping was special. It felt like a little gift from God as a reward for all the very sleepless nights these past few months in my daughter’s life.

I appreciated it. It showed that there is refreshment right around the corner. Not just for our thirsty state but for me personally. This time with my daughter hasn’t been easy with her growing like a weed and cutting her last four teeth but it won’t last. Someday I will look back and miss hearing her cry for me at night. Soon she will be all grown up and I won’t know where the time went.

So I stood and listened to the rain this morning. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. So is it with my daughter and the rest of life. I don’t want to miss anything.

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