Thursday, August 02, 2007

Singing in the rain

Maybe you've seen on TV that Texas has received an unusual amount of rain this summer. I don't mind the rain, so I've been pretty content with it and am missing it this week...

One thing I found myself dreading about the rain was getting out in it. Before you call me prissy, let me clarify that I don't use umbrellas and am not afraid of melting in it. My main hesitation was being out in it with Lindy.
Lindy LOVES the rain. Everytime we'd go somewhere I'd tell her to stay in the garage and walk to her side of the car. Did she listen? Sure. Did she obey? No. She'd dart right out into it and splash in the puddles, put her hands under the rain spout, and throw her hands in the air and twirl around in the rain. This would frustrate me to no end.
Then one day I stopped and watched her. She was having so much fun and it wasn't really hurting anything, so I let her get wet and play in the rain. She is filled with so much joy and it is moments like these I remind myself to relax and let her take joy in the simple pleasures of life.


ADELE said...

You are just like me about the umbrella. I never carry an umbrella. Lindy looks like she is having a blast in the rain. She is absolutely beautiful.

MississippiZen said...

Oh my goodness, how cute! And you are right, sometimes we just have to throw our instincts aside and go with the flow! What a precious memory!