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NFC: Re: Without rain there would be NO rainbows.

Hi Carol
thanks for sharing this, I'm passing it along
--- Snowman2 <snowman2 at i2k_com> wrote:

>       A little girl had been shopping with her Mom
> in Walmart. She must have
> been 6 years old........a 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
> Walmart. 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 dirt and dust of the
> world.
>       Memories of running, splashing so carefree as
> a child come pouring in
> as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
>       Her 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.
>       "Let's 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 anything!"
>       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. 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.
>       A friend sent this to me to remind me of life.
> Hope you enjoy it.
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