Nice and Inspiring Story...Must Read it...
November 2, 2009 12:57am CST
A little girl had been shopping with her mom in Target.She must have been 6 years old,this beautiful red haired,freckel faced image of innocence.It was pouring outside.The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters,so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout.We all stood there under the awining and just inside the door of the Target. We waited,some patiently,other irritated because nature messed up their hurried day.I m always mesmerized by rainfall.I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.Memories of running,splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in a welcome reprieve from worries of my day. The little voice was so sweet as it broke my hypnotic trance we were all caught in,"Mom,let`s run through the rain,"She said."What?"Mom asked. "Let`s run throught the rain!"She repeated "No,honey.We`ll wait until it slows down a bit."Mom replied. This young chiled waited about another minute and repeated."Mom,let`s run through the rain." "We will get soaked if we do."Mom said. "No,we won`Mom.That`s not what you said this morning,"the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom`s arm. "This morning?When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?" "Don`t you remember?When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer,you said."If God can get us through this,he can get us through anythning!" Now the entire crowd stopped dead silent.I swear you couldn`t hear anything but the rain.We all stood silently.No one came or left in next few minutes.Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.Now some would laugh it off and scold her being silly.Some might ignore what was said But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child`s life.A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it bloom into faith. "Honey,you`re absolutely right.Let`s run through the rain.If GOD let`s us get wet,well maybe we just needed washing,"Mom said. Then off they ran.We all stood watching,smiling and lauhging as they darted past the cars and yes,through the puddels.They held their shopping bags over their head just in case.They got soaked.But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like Children all the way to their cars. And yes.I did.I ran.I got wet.I needed washing. Circumstance or people can take away your material professions,they can take away your money,and they can take away your health.But no one can ever take your precocious memories......So,don`t forget to make time and take the opportunities to take memories everyday.TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN! (ECCLESIASTES 3:1)
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3 Nov 09
Thank you for this beatiful story and it is tru that we as adults forget the simple things that come naturally to children.I know when I`m walking with my son he will stop and I start scolding him because I`m in a huury and he looks at me and says but mommy I`m waiting for GOD to catch up to us then he`ll call out `` come on GOD``
2 Nov 09
Wow...this story is very inspiring because faith is something that we are lacking nowadays. We maybe have faith...but sometimes we still doubt it. The truth is that when we are faced with a formidable problem, everything start to crumbles. No matter how much we tried to stay strong, weakness is something that we can't avoid. It's human nature I guess, we are all weak and past experiences are the ones that teaches us to be strong. The Mother here in this story, is trying very hard to be strong not only for herself,for her husband but for the child also. It is very hard on her part to stay positive while her husband is dying of cancer. Faith is one strong bond that keep them together. It's faith that will help us seek what is beyond in this world. It's faith that will carry us to the dark side and outside to the tunnel of hope and light. Faith is one strong feeling of survival. In everything that happens in our lives, it happens for reason we don't know yet. Bad and good things happen for specific reason and specific time. But we can avoid some bad things to happen, if we try hard. By doing the best thing not only for yourself but for others as well. It's like for everything you do will it be good for everyone or will only hurt others. Sometimes, we have to do what's best for the majority around us. The best lesson I can get from this story is not to lost hope and faith during moments of hardships and trials. It's the time when our faith is tested. Our strength is measured of how long faith will keep burning in out hearts. You see... if we have faith in ourselves, we may able to inspire others to have faith no matter how hopeless the situation is. The child just want to put that faith in to action and I want to do that too. I'm sure many people will be inspired by this story. Thank you for sharing...
• United States
2 Nov 09
Thank you this touched my heart. I love stuff like this. It also says out of the mouth of babe's will come the truth. I would have loved to been there. I am like the mother if we trust in God everything will always work out just fine. I bet this really touched everyone's heart standing there listening to this child. Why can't we all be like kids and think of the things we do have instead of what we don't have? Thank you for sharing this with us here. Hope you have a great day.
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 09
DrSunny thanks I loved that. I was just thinking, I will be 83 on the fifteenth of this month, but still remember my little girl at four, and her Pick baby up. she was a special child, brain damaged at birth due to bad delivery, but so sweet and so pretty and just a lovely little girl. for some reason she had latched onto the term baby when referring to herself. She would put her arms out and say, sweetly, pick baby up mommy. And of course she got a lot of picking up. Also my son chasing after a leaf that was blowing along the sidewalk. he was just 11 months old.He caught the leaf,and just looked at it, and turned it around. From then on I knew he was going to be a very intelligent man, and he is now at fifty. All things scientific and electronic, and sad to say he is a computer programmer out of work now. all the companies that might have hired him are now laying off people. Anyway those are two of my precious memories from their childhood.
2 Nov 09
So inspiring,and this is really true. We need to be realistic with what we have said before our kids. What kids hear from us they thought is always right,so,we must take great responsibility for every word we speak,and every step we make.
• United States
2 Nov 09
Thank you for your story. It is good to remember what is truly important. I laugh at the people who stand inside the stores and don't go out in the rain. Are they going anywhere else or are they going to go home? If you are going home, who cares if you get wet. Me and my daughter usually go skipping through the puddles as we go to our vehicle. Of course, she likes to stop and jump for a few minutes. LOL
• United States
2 Nov 09
Hi Drsunny21, Thanks for sharing your story. It was really sweet and I could picture the scene exactly as you wrote it. Besides the beauty of their faith and the innocent child's view on life as her mother said the words to her father, it was inspiring to see how everyone was affected by it. I love to run in the rain (as long as it is not lightening, then its more like a mad sprint) and it is a free feeling and it does produce much laughter and a needed "washing". I enjoyed reading this.