Thursday, July 30, 2009

Singin' in the Rain

Late Wednesday afternoon, Evie danced in the rain.

We had just returned home from my mom's last scheduled cancer treatment. The sky darkened and the wind picked up. And a cleansing rain blew in. I don't normally do this (I never have, in fact,) but I asked Evie if she wanted to play outside in the rain.

My mom and I stood in the garage, and outside Evie began to sing and dance and run. She yelled "I LOVE this rain!" She opened her mouth to catch the drops on her tongue. Her hair dripped and her face was shiny from the water.

The storm took away the thick humidity that had been hanging around. It brought a sweet, cool breeze. This rainy day didn't bring me down; it cleared out my soul as I breathed in this new air. My mom's last cancer treatment.

At the hospital, everyone told me what an amazing woman my mom is. They were impressed by her positive attitude, by her thankful outlook on the treatment. I talked to my mom about this as we drove away from the cancer center, and she said "I knew I was lucky. I knew I wasn't going to die." Her face broke into a grateful smile.

We stood outside for a long time watching Evie. And I joined in when my mom started singing:

I'm singin' in the rain
Just singin' in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again


Brenda said...

So glad your mom is done! I still have a long way to go, but at least I am done with my chemo. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the pictures of your little girl.

casual friday every day said...

What a beautiful moment God gave you to enjoy! Chemo sounds so scary... I bet your Mom is so strong.


The Desperate Cook said...

How cute that picture is, it reminds me of my grandaughter. She used to stand in the rain singing the Sesame Street song...I think it goes...
standing outside with my mouth open wide, eh eh eh eh eh eh....

What a wonderful Mom you have. I bet she is so relieved.

JOYFUL447 said...

okay ... this post brought tears to my eyes on so many different levels! You are very blessed and i am thrilled to know your mom is through with her treatments! We will continue to pray> Moms are tough beings! Aren't they? They know how to fight with such dignity and joy.

There is something so uplifting about watching kids play and run in the rain ... joelle loves to play in the rain as well and i love to watch her giggle as she runs through the raindrops and how happy it makes her ... they are so's priceless!

These are great pics of captures the feeling perfectly!

Momisodes said...

Your mom is amazing. What an inspiration she is. I hope that she is doing well.

These photos of Evie are such a perfect way to capture "life." :)

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

I just got back from STL and saw this. You both must be so relieved!

Heather said...

Words just can't describe how much I love this entry.

Alexandra said...

how fun!!

your mom is so inspiring. we are praying for her!

AnnMarie said...

Hello, My name is Ann Marie and I want you all to know that I am praying for each and every one. I also pray that your mom will be strong and you stay strong also. As you walk thru this with your mom, always remember that you are not walking alone. Peace

Shari Baby said...

yes, i love this!

joy described it: carefree.

people should dance in the rain more often!