Spring Rains…

Today promises to be a gorgeous day here in the Philly area. It’s only 8:00 and already it’s in the low 50’s, beautiful and sunny. The high is supposed to get to 70. Since I began with these stupid hot flashes 70 is about as warm as I like it.

I love the sights, smells and sounds of spring. The green hills, the blooming trees, the fragrant flowers, the singing birds… it all works to fill my heart with joy. Somewhere in this blog I said it doesn’t rain right up here in Pennsylvania. If you’ve ever been in a Southern spring rain you know exactly what I’m talking about. The spring rains in Arkansas were nearly a spiritual experience to me. They’re very high on my list of my favorite things in life.

for days like today. A gentle, drenching rain is one thing. Severe storms with hail and tornado threats is a completely different thing. I don’t miss that type of weather one bit.

Last week a tornado ripped through the area where we used to live – where my parents and our very good friends live. Thankfully not only was no one hurt, no one we know had any damage. Today is another go around, though. If you’re the praying type, please pray for safety in those areas. Selfishly, I have specific people in mind. But prayers for anyone in the path of destructive storms is the ticket for today.


  1. Sherry/Cherie on April 10, 2008 at 9:28 am

    The power of nature and weather…and it can change in an instant. I’m glad no one was hurt in that tornado!!

  2. Angry Woman on April 10, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Glad to hear your friends and family are okay.

  3. Monnik on April 10, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I’m glad your family and friends are ok – severe weather is scary…Today we’re having spring rain… But the miserable variety. It’s 39 degrees, raining and winds are howling at about 35 mph. YUCK.

  4. Sing4joy on April 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m not a lover of rain. Although, having recently seen some Jane Austen movies, it has become much more romantic for me and maybe, just maybe one of these days, I will don my long flowy dress and go get drenched because I am deeply lost in love. Then, after I barely recover from pnuemonia, having lost 50 pounds, there will be the matter of cleaning the dress. So – probably not then.

  5. Lynilu on April 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I love rain, as long as it doesn’t last for days on end. Right now, I’d like rain of *any* kind! It is so dry here!!And the temperature thing …. me, too. I’m past most of the hot flashes, but I still prefer cool weather. Much prefer it!!

  6. Colorado Writer on April 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Glad to hear you and yours are safe.Also, yay for the thyroid results.

  7. Eileen on April 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Your family and friends are in my prayers. I’m glad they are safe. When I lived in Tennessee we had to go through the dreaded Tornado warnings and hits. Very frightening especially when most people don’t have basements. I worry so much about my brother and his family in Nashville and my best friend and her family in Selmer. This time of the year just scares me so. I am so with you when it comes to praying for safe weather in the south any where tornados tend to hit. XOXOXO

  8. Cheryl Wray on April 10, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Kinda weird that I just read this. Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of a deadly f-5 that came through our area, killed 35 including a few from our church. it’s just scary what weather can do…but how it can also be so incredibly beautiful.Hope you have a great night!

  9. Casdok on April 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    You to can open eyes 🙂

  10. Shauna on April 12, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I pray the storms passed without anyone suffering injury or damage.

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