Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dancing in the Rain

I love all kinds of music. I was driving to pick up my children today and I listened to a song called "Dancing in the Rain" by Hilary Weeks. This is a new CD I have purchased so that's why I have put her songs in two of my posts now!:) I am enjoying them!! You can listen to it on this link


..Anyway "Dancing in the Rain" is an upbeat song that made me smile and it brought back for me a beautiful memory that I want to share with you.

About 20 years ago, my little family lived in Sydney. At that time, my husband and I had two little boys, Aden 3 yrs and Jesse 1 year old. We were absolutely broke and life was extremely hard. One rainy day while my husband went out to look for work, I was home with my two beautiful boys. It was raining and we had no money. I found 50 cents while cleaning up. I was anxious to get out of the house and try to find some reason to be happy and have hope that things would get better. I looked out at the rain and decided that the rain was exactly what we needed to have some fun!

I said to Aden "Let's go for a walk to the shop and buy a bag of lollies with this 50 cents". He said " But Mummy it's raining!" to which I excitedly replied . "Yes it is, that's exactly why we have to go now. There are so many puddles waiting for us to jump in them, let's go and have some fun!" His face lit up with excitement, he ran to get his little brother Jesse and told him that we were going to jump in puddles. Jesse just grinned!

So we found Aden's raincoat and what looked like a little snow suit for Jesse. They looked gorgeous. Off we went on our adventure. It was a boring old suburb, and a dumpy old shop we were heading to....but to us it was the adventure of a life time. We found every puddle and jumped until we were very wet and extremely happy!

I wouldn't trade that day for anything. No money could replace that memory and our laughter that day. It was the rain, the financial hardship and living far away from family that made me seek out something so simple to help put sunshine into our day. 

                                 Aden and Jesse Playing after our adventure to the shop

Having a bath to get clean again!

I am so glad that day I believed there was something to smile about.

If you were to believe there is always something to smile about....
what would be different?

warmest wishes

Helen French

1 comment:

  1. Helen,
    I love the way you look at things.
    Reading your posts has reminded me that I need to look for/create ways to have fun each day with my children and my husband.
    x Melissa