Summer seems to go faster and faster each year, and people always say that this happens as you get older. It my be partly true. Summers as a child seemed to last forever. Yet I sense things are just accelerating in this world. However, no matter how fast summers fly by, we all have some good memories that we can remember as the cold weather sets in.
I love to be in the pool. It’s so relaxing. If we get in with stress, the water just washes it all away. This one particular day I was visiting my daughter and family. Because they know I love being in the pool, we planned on going swimming after lunch. The sun came out, we got in our bathing suits, put on our sunscreen and headed for the back yard. Just as we got in the pool, we noticed a black cloud moving our way – oh no! Sure enough, a few raindrops started, but it wasn’t too big a cloud and we decided to see what happened. Well, it started to rain hard and we both looked at each other. It was not thundering, so we decided to stay in the pool – after all, we were wet anyway and the water was warm.
We started laughing. All we had to do is look at each other and the laughter would come. I’m sure the neighbors thought we were a little crazy, but we were having fun doing something – well, a little crazy! The sun came back out a short time later as it turned out to be a brief summer shower – but the memories will last forever.
Sometimes the rain comes into our lives and the clouds roll in, but the rain will not last forever. We may not realize it at the time, but God can take what seems like disappointment and turn it into memories.
Sometimes, we just have to keep swimming in the rain!
PS To read my magazine articles, go to www.innervoicemag.com and click on OUR VOICE. Scroll down to my titles which are, The Fragrance of Fall, The Sparkle and Sound of Crystal, Do-Overs, Listen to His Heartbeat, God’s Love Notes, Just Whistle, and End of Your Rope (3 Pages)