Five Minute Friday – Always Grateful for Rain

Today, I’m participating in this week’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  If you like to write or need some inspiration and encouragement be sure to check it out.

Today word prompt:  Rain

After living in Southern California, that has experienced drought for many years, I’m always grateful for rain.

We moved to Texas in 2014 I was excited, in part, because Texas wasn’t in a drought.  I remember the first time we got rain after moving here.  I was shopping at Hobby Lobby up in Flower Mound and when I came out to my car there were huge dark storm clouds on the horizon.  I made a B-line for home, which at the time was temporary housing in Irving.  I made it home before the rain started…then it proceeded to pour down rain.  I felt like a little kid excited over the storm.

I would be hard pressed to tell you the last time we had rain in California in the years before we left.  I’m sure there was some…but it was very little and nothing like the thunderstorms that kick up here in Texas.

There is nothing quite like driving as a storm rolls in and watching the huge bolts of lightning light up the sky one right after another.

Or laying in bed and hearing a loud clap of rolling thunder that makes me jump.

Or driving down the road and sheets of rain blanket the car and I can hardly see five feet in front of me.

Today, as I sit here and write about rain, it’s raining and I give God thanks and praise for the rain.  Rain that refreshes our garden…waters the dry cracked ground.  Rain that will cool down the hot temps.  I’m ever so grateful for rain.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Always Grateful for Rain

  1. It’s amazing how we can miss the rain when we don’t see it often. I lived in Denver for 5 years, where it rarely rains too. Now I’m back in NC and get so excited for those afternoon thunderstorms!
    Visiting you from #66 FMF this week
    miccah

    • Thank you Miccah for stopping by and leaving a note. I too lived in Denver…but it was many years ago. I would love to see North Carolina one day. If it has thunderstorms that’s a big plus. Looking forward to reading your FMF post. Susan

    • Hi Esther,

      Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you…studying God’s Word is refreshing to my soul. So grateful to be back in Bible Study, studying verse by verse with my sisters in Christ.

    • Carol,

      The situation in California is very bad. I pray for rain and encourage family and friends to move. Unfortunately, the State has many other issues in addition to the drought and fires.

      The photographs on your blog are just beautiful. I love to garden too. My Dad was from Michigan and I think I’ve been there, but as young child so I don’t recall what it’s like.

      I look forward to reading your blog. Susan

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