09 July 2011
As the clouds darkened over fair Franklin,
and the children grew anxious at sound of the ominous thunder,
there was one girl who was not afraid!
One blissfully ignorant girl who doesn't know rain as anything but cool and new and magical.
And so it came. And it came hard.
And the more it rained, the more she flapped and danced
and ventured off of the porch and into the wonderful downpour of delight.
Because for her, a thunderstorm was nothing to fear. It was an opportunity - a chance to learn and dance and flit around.
She had nothing to fear - Mama was right nearby.
And as the rains subsided and the thunder quieted,
the children went inside, wet and safe and happy.
Today I saw the world through the eyes of my child.
And I remembered what it's like to be a child of God.
My girl danced in the rain and reminded me, in the face of a storm, to let go with abandon and feel the rain on my face.
After all, my Father is right near by.