Monday, August 31, 2009

Bring on the rain

We were expecting company yesterday afternoon, so in preparation, Addie and I made a trip out to pick up a few things.
I'm sure this comes as a complete shock to some of you, but I don't leave my house without make-up on...even when in labor...it's just a mandatory part of life for me and the thought of having to apply my make-up twice in one day is just daunting.
I just don't have the time.
As soon as Addie and I walked out of the store, we felt the soft rain drops start to fall.
Addie is so funny because she has to know that out of the ordinary things are okay.
So when she felt the first soft drops on her, she looked up at me for direction on how she should react.
I put my hand over her head and told her, "Remember...it's rain. It's just water from the sky. Oh goodness, baby girl, is it falling on your head?" and then I laughed...and she laughed too.
We no more made it a few steps before the bottom just dropped out of the sky!
There was no point in turning back and I just didn't feel like making a mad dash for the car, so we "quickly" made our way.
The harder the rain fell, the harder I laughed and the harder Addie laughed until we were giggling so hard that we couldn't stop!
We finally made it to the back of the car, I lifted the back so that it would shield the cart, Addie and Me.
I reached over Addie, still laughing, grabbed our things, threw them into the back and grabbed the umbrella.
Really pointless by now, but it was more in an attempt to keep the inside of the car from getting soaked while I was buckling Addie into her car seat.
I backed the cart up to the side of the car and opened the door.
We were both still laughing so hard that I didn't even realize what I had done when I took the umbrella and draped it over the top of the car and the door frame of the car to shield the opening...until I heard Addie laughing uncontrollably and looked over to find her sitting in the cart, rain pouring down on her.
I'm standing in the rain, she's sitting in the rain, but our car is perfectly shielded from the downpour.
I unbuckled her, picked her up and gave her a sweet little kiss right on the tip of her nose as rain was dripping out of our hair and running down our faces.
Addie gave me a smile that lit up the whole sky!
I buckled her in her car seat, I grabbed the umbrella, closed it, threw it into the car and then I got in.
I looked back at Addie as I was making a futile attempt to wipe the rain off of my face and salvage my make-up, when I realized that nothing else mattered except the beautiful moment we had just shared.
There was no more beautiful sound in the world than to hear an angel's laugh through the sound of pouring rain.

5 comments:

jennohara said...

Sounds like a lot of fun :) What a special moment!

Kim said...

What a great story! You will always remember that!

csmith said...

How beautiful! That story is so touching and so true! Carie

Anonymous said...

What an awesome story and what a great memory to have! As a parent, those are the memories that will last a lifetime and carry us through the darkest of days!!

Cindy S said...

That is one very beautiful story. Amazing the great moments God gives us in storms.