the sky opened up today

the sky opened up today

and buckets of rain fell from the heavens……

rain

…and it was kind of pretty ūüôā

The sounds of a driving rain like that, and the smell….Ohhhh….the smell. ¬†It’s so f.r.e.s.h. ¬†So new. ¬†So clean. ¬†Like everything bad was washed out of the world and what was left….was baptised. ¬† ¬†Born again. ¬† P.e.r.f.e.c.t….again.

Metaphorically, I threw myself out into that rain. ¬†And let every one of those million drops just wash away my sin. ¬†So I could be reborn again. ¬†Released from my bad behavior…my laziness….my lack of discipline.

Pressed against the front picture window…..waiting with towels in hand…..to dry off my soaking wet daughters who were running home from the corner where the late bus dropped them off.

LOL, they are a little too old and also still a little too young to realize…..This Is One Of Life’s Glorious Moments…..One To Be Enjoyed. ¬†

It’s funny how we go from being blissful children who stomp in puddles…..to teenagers (who care more about their hair and their jeans than ….well…..just about anything) …… to middle-aged women who step out onto the front porch with purpose …to get wet…and smell the fresh new world….drenched with rain.

Life’s circle is lovely.

Look out Peter……there just might be a puddle out there with my name on it!

Ciao for now…..Diane

 

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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