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Run through the rain

Let's keep spinning and weaving innocence, faith & great memories,
especially with our loved ones...FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Let's start today. . .

She had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6
years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence.
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
toflow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just
inside the door of the Wal-Mart. We waited, some patiently, others
irritated because nature messed up their hurried day.
I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight
of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories
of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a
welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
Her 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.
"Let's 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 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
childs 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. I needed washing.

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.
A friend sent this to me to remind me of life. Hope you enjoy it.
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN !
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
Send to the people you'll never forget. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.
If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that
you've forgotten your friends & family. Take the time to live!!!
* Keep in touch with your friends & family, you never know when you'll
need each other.*

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GERARDO VILLANUEVA

 iglesia@su-iglesia.com

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