This morning at language school, during our prayer time, Judy thanked God for the rain as without it, Ethiopia would be a dry and dusty place.
I was thankful for the reminder of the blessing of rain as I've been feeling a bit grumpy about it. So, while I am a Mama who is ready for the warm season to come and the sun to shine again, I will rejoice in the downpours and the mud pies and filthy clothes, knowing this season will soon pass and it is necessary and life-giving.
The Littles, well, they don't mind it one bit. Doug and Jill brought them these sweet little umbrellas and they look forward to the rain.
I raise my umbrella in a toast with the belief and hope that the sun will shine again.