Do You Run in the Rain?

Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375

No, no, I am not talking about Active Rain....I'm talking rain showers!

April is the month for showers.  So far this month, we have had plenty of rain showers.  The rain seems to clean the air, you can actually smell the freshness in the air after a good rain shower.  I am always mesmerized by rainfall. One can get lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.  As a child I can remember walking and playing in the rain.  You just seem so happy, giddy and downright silly....but, oh it was so much fun.   

Below is a perfect message for us all to remember, as we all need to run in the rain sometimes...........

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been six years old. 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 and just inside the door of  the Target.

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. The 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.

'Lets run through the rain!' She repeated

'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.

This young child waited about another 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 to a 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 came or left in the next few minutes.  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 needed 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 held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked... But 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.

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.

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rebecca, This is such a special message. I hope you take time to run through the rain or what I call liquid sunshine.

Apr 13, 2009 03:54 AM #1
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Rebecca, that is so sweet, it actually brought a tears to my eyes...... for many reasons......I'll make sure to get out in the rain!

Apr 13, 2009 03:58 AM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Margaret, I like "liquid sunshine" never hard that before.

Marilyn, for whatever reasons...enjoy the rain or as Margaret says liquid sunshine.

Apr 13, 2009 06:24 AM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Rebecca..Very beautiful and very true..Thank you

HelpfulHannah your friend in Philadelphiasmile

Apr 13, 2009 07:32 AM #4
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Very cute, Rebecca.  I love the mom's reply - "If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing..."  

Apr 13, 2009 08:21 AM #5
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Very nice message Rebecca! I like Margaret's use of liquid sunshine...very nice:)

Apr 14, 2009 12:00 AM #6
SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

I love rain's my hair that hates to get wet! Great read!

Apr 14, 2009 02:00 AM #7
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I absolutely love your story.  Today, you're my favorite blogger!

Mike in Tucson

Apr 16, 2009 12:57 AM #8
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Rebecca-Great post!  Thanks for sharing!


Apr 16, 2009 12:45 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hannah, Yes, I agree..thanks.

Jesse,, Hi there my friend.  thanks for stopping by...

Bill, yes I like "liquid sunshine" as well.

Sarah,  what the heck...the hair can be washed.

Mike...Thanks so much for the compliment. First time anyone has made this statement on my posts.

Debra...another one...OMG...thanks!

Apr 16, 2009 02:26 PM #10
494,722 ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Rebecca seeing this blog, we were at the lake house... I bored... determined it raining I am not going to hang out inside, got the umbrellas off we went walking in the rain... we all had sooo much fun !

Apr 20, 2009 05:28 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Lynn, glad you had a walk in the rain. Hoped you enjoyed it and will do it often.

Apr 23, 2009 01:29 PM #12
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