When it rains, it brings back so many happy memories
“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
― Charles Chaplin
Rain has so many different emotions for me. The one that I feel when it rains is happy. I know many people would say “really”, but yes it is true.
The quote above says, no one can see you cry. Happy tears.
Since living in the hospital with Lauren, every time she was allowed to go outside for a bit, (it didn’t happen a lot), but when the doctors would give her permission it was raining. We didn’t care, Lauren needed to go outside just for her sanity. I can still picture in my mind, the first time. Lauren, her nurse and myself wheeling her outside, we were under a covering from the hospital. Lauren told us to wheel her into the rain. The moment the rain hit her, she just put her head upward and said “this is the best feeling in the world”. I stood there and watched her. Tears were rolling down my face, just watching how happy she was. She just sat in her wheelchair, with a big smile on her face feeling the rain as if it was the best thing in the world. And it was. Lauren watched cars driving by, people running to get out of the rain and she was in heaven.
It reminded me how we take so much for granted, just the little things like rain. After that day, when it would rain and I would go outside, I would look at the rain with a different outlook.
Every now and then, a rainy day is a welcome. We need it to water our yards and gardens. I look at it as a cleansing of the air also.
Next time it rains, take a moment to think about people who would love to feel the rain. To you it may be an inconvenience, but to many, it would be a dream come true to feel it.