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pinkflutterby
pinkflutterby Member Posts: 615 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
This is so sweet and reminds me of a time my daughter, granddaughter and I ran to the car in the pouring rain, it was so fun we were soaked and were all laughing so hard and they said to me that was so much funnnn!!!!!!


NEED WASHING?

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in WalMart. She must have been 6 years old, this 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, 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 came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

Her little 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 a 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 left. 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 need 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 got soaked.

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.
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this to the people you'll never forget. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry.

Take the time to live!!!

Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other --
And don't forget to run!

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  • heidijez
    heidijez Member Posts: 441
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    you made me smile ;)
    thanks pink! this story reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain
  • pinkflutterby
    pinkflutterby Member Posts: 615 Member
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    heidijez said:

    you made me smile ;)
    thanks pink! this story reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain

    awww Heidi thats on my email
    awww Heidi thats on my email signature :)
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
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    awww Heidi thats on my email
    awww Heidi thats on my email signature :)

    great story thanks for
    great story thanks for sharing, how are you?
  • mwallace1325
    mwallace1325 Member Posts: 806
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    heidijez said:

    you made me smile ;)
    thanks pink! this story reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain

    That's my screen saver
    Your quote is my screen saver.
  • cahjah75
    cahjah75 Member Posts: 2,631
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    That was beautiful
    and certainly made me smile as I remembered how I use to love running through the street gutters after storms. It was so much fun to splash in them and I did it with my children too! I actually don't like getting wet because I wear glasses and then they need to be dried off but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and just run through the rain :-)
    {{hugs}} Char
  • Brooklynchele
    Brooklynchele Member Posts: 123
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    Thanks
    Now I can't wait for the rain predicted for here this coming Sunday!
    Michele
  • ms.sunshine
    ms.sunshine Member Posts: 707 Member
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    Thanks
    Now I can't wait for the rain predicted for here this coming Sunday!
    Michele

    Wonderful
    That's why God said to have child-like faith.
    I love to go out into the rain. I'll stand there with my arms out, and face upward, letting the rain hit my face. I just laugh. There's always a feeling inside that everything is going to be ok, just believe. And I smile, because I know that it will be.