Yesterday, God supplied us with a good tidbit of joy. Rain! We don't usually get rain this late in Spring around here. We were playing outside and talking to neighbors when it started to rain. My neighbors literally took off and headed indoors, making a comment about how they guessed we were all headed in for the day now. Oh how little they know my kids! As soon as the rain hit my kids' faces lit up! They ran to the carport and grabbed anything they could find to catch the rain in. Then they ran around our cul de sac laughing, holding their buckets up, and looking up to the sky with mouths wide open to catch some on their tongues too.
Soon, the roof started shedding its abundance and they ran to the side yard to catch the waterfalls there.
Buckets of rain naturally get turned into pots of mud pie soup.
Lunch was pushed back for this wonderful play time. The kids were soaked to the bone by the time we came in. They were stripped down on the front porch and ushered to hot baths and showers. Left over matzo ball chicken soup with tofu, and chicken and cheese snackmaster sandwiches (panini type things made in a press straight out of my childhood) were calling to us even though they were planned for dinner. So we filled our bellies with warm food and the older two got to watch Narnia while Kian napped. We don't watch much T.V. around here (we don't have cable) and since February, have cut it down to basically never so this was a real treat. But it just felt like a Narnia day.
Thank you God for Your wonderful tidbit of joy today.
And thanks for watering the garden.