I had forgotten… the smell of rain in the air.
I had forgotten… the wonderful sound of rain hitting the roof.
I had forgotten… the almost instantaneous perking up of the plants outside.
I had forgotten… the quick coolness (from 100 down to 75 degrees in about 15 minutes) brought on by rain-cooled air.
I had forgotten… the lift in your spirit, just knowing that we finally have enough rain to actually measure in the rain gauge. Well, we COULD measure it IF I had remembered to buy a new rain gauge like DH asked me to.
I had forgotten… what a blessing rain is because we’ve not had measureable rainfall in MONTHS at my house. Others around us have received small showers, but we only got “4-foot rains”, as my hubby calls them… 1 drop every 4-feet.
I had forgotten… but I now remember, because it has been raining steadily for the last hour. I am totally guessing, but I think perhaps at least an inch of rain has fallen, and the weather service says more is headed our way.
Our “brave” puppy PJ is curled up on the couch, shivering and tucking her tail each time she hears a clap of thunder. She will battle with snakes, but can’t stand the sound of thunder. Go figure! I guess we each choose where to display our courage.
I had forgotten… but I now remember to sing praises to the One who sends the blessing of rain to us.
Thank YOU, Lord, for the refreshing rain! What a blessing it is to hear “…the sound of abundance of rain” again! (1 Kings 18:41 )