It appears that the Atlanta area was under a water attack from the sky this week. It rained a lot and I’ve lost track of how many days we’ve gone without sunshine. When I woke up this morning, I thought “How do people in Seattle live with all this rain?” I know clouds and the lack of sunshine cause sad moods for a lot of people. But cloudy days don’t bother me anymore and I’ve learned to see the beauty in cloudy days as much as sunny ones.
I took one long look at the drawing and just like that, my summer-wasn’t–supposed-to-go-like-this-disappointment-cloud started to disappear.
Then, this morning as I was doing some cleaning, I came across the adorable rainbow drawing featured above that Jessa drew for me months ago. My kid loves rainbows! I have a lot of rainbow masterpieces, but in this one she added herself into the pic with a big smile. I took one long look at the drawing and just like that, my summer-wasn’t-supposed-to-go-like-this-disappointment-cloud started to disappear. SO WHAT if I’m pooped since I’ve been nurse-mommy for two weeks? SO WHAT if the rain has taken away some outdoor summer fun? SO WHAT if I’m behind with work? SO WHAT?
Like so many in Atlanta this week, I was busy looking at all that rain. I forgot that when rain comes, you also get rainbows. I had quite a few this week: a chance to watch some movies I’ve wanted to see, some real time to be still with my kid, and lots of extra hugs from Juliana; rainbows.
This post is for anyone who has, will or is facing disappointment. Oh, wait, that’s pretty much everyone I know. Even though I’m bummed that our routine will be upended for yet another week, I know that things will get back to normal soon enough. As I’m typing this post, the sun is peeking through the clouds and I just got another bear hug from Juliana. Yep, rainbows.