Monday, August 30, 2010

Every Little Thing

This morning, I woke up to the sound of rain. I was not thrilled to hear it. It rains a lot here in the Fall. I am not ready for the rain.

My kids were ecstatic. One son couldn't wait to splash in the puddles. Another son wondered about frogs and tadpoles. They all stood by the window watching the raindrops hit the puddles.

As soon as it wasn't raining, the boys begged to go exploring. I smiled at the three brothers, laughing and talking loudly, as they walked down the sidewalk.

It didn't take long. I couldn't stand staying inside any longer. They had been gone long enough for me to know they were enjoying themselves. I wanted to see their treasures. I had to see the smiles.

They caught one frog and one got away. They picked up worms. A little bug aptly named, "Walker" crawled all over my 5 year old. They moved rocks, explored "the swampland" and laughed at hopping grasshoppers.

The sky was gray but the day couldn't have seemed more beautiful.

Little treasures. Little slithering and hopping creatures blessed my day. I was thankful for the mucky mud. That slimy mess brought us together.

I was reminded, everything- every little thing- was created and is amazing.

"How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures." Psalm 104:24


sharon said...

I love it! I woke up to rain today, too, and am trying to convince myself I can still take Chloe for a walk. It's really just sprinkling now. Anyway, I love the photos and I love that Elsie is growing up with 3 brothers. Not a chance for her to be too grossed out by bugs and mud! And yet still a princess with painted nails. It makes me smile.

sharon said...

Well, Jane Anne, you are inspiring. I did take the dog for a jog and it wasn't sprinkling anymore. It was RAINING. But, we had fun and I think your good attitude stayed with me all day!

Foursons said...

Love a boy's perspective on life.

Mimi said...

What a great post. I used to love playing in the rain with my boys!

Hugs & love,

Hickersonia said...

Children are wonderful, aren't they?