Bring on the Rain

Funny how the tiniest little thing, from out of the blue can set off a flood of memories that stops you in your tracks.  Has that ever happened to you? 

There I was in my kitchen, cleaning, cooking, the usual tasks and coming from the direction of the kitchen table, I hear 'our' song.  I stopped, turned to Shelbie and we both scrambled to close our gaping mouth.  It's been 8 years since I heard that song, Bring On The Rain, by JoDee Messina. It was a song my kids and I listened to every night.  The words described so well what life was like for us.  With the flood of memories came the flooding of tears.  What a year that was...8 years ago!  A year I hope to never experience again.  

Life was not easy then.  The kids were sick, I was sick and separated from my husband and it seemed that the problems would never end.  Somehow, the words to this song, held a promise of better days and so we held on to tomorrow, embraced the rain and kept fighting our battles. 

Bring On The Rain" Jo Dee Messina(feat. Tim McGraw)

Another day has almost come and gone
Can't imagine what else could go wrong
Sometimes I'd like to hide away somewhere and lock the door
A single battle lost but not the war ('cause)

Tomorrow's another day
And I'm thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

It's almost like the hard times circle 'round
A couple drops and they all start coming down
Yeah, I might feel defeated,
And I might hang my head
I might be barely breathing - but I'm not dead, no ('cause)

Tomorrow's another day
And I'm thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

I'm not gonna let it get me down
I'm not gonna cry
And I'm not gonna lose any sleep tonight ('cause)

Tomorrow's another day
And I am not afraid
So bring on the rain

It's been raining for awhile in this ol' life of ours and not much has changed but I have never forgotten that tomorrow is another day and somehow, it always works out. God figures out a way to make things work.

I've had a lot to keep me distracted this week and now that my house is quiet, the kids are all off in different directions doing their thing, I feel just a little lost, a little tired, a little lonely but, I'm breathing, not dead, and still...a lot blessed.  It's so weird to me how you can feel such an array of feelings all at the same time!



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