When it Keeps Raining, Find Rainbows


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’tsupposed-to-go-like-this-disappointment-cloud started to disappear.

My days seem cloudy though when my girls are sick. Jessa was sick at the beginning of summer for a whole week, and now a yucky virus has taken over Juliana’s tummy. It will take her a week to get well. That means another week of an upended routine, halted plans for summer camp and a freeze on the things that I am supposed to be handling; thus, putting me further behind. My girls have been sick for two weeks of our eight-week summer break. This is not the way summer was supposed to go!

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.

Comments

  1. Tam
    • June 25, 2017
    • 10:38 am
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    AGAIN, your writing brought smiles to my heart! I always know I will be nourished in some manner, Sabrina! Love you! Tam

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina
      • June 25, 2017
      • 2:21 pm
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      Thank you Tam. I hope you are off to a good day. Then again, I know you are! You are always a light. Thank you:).

  2. Celeste Braxton
    • June 25, 2017
    • 9:42 am
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    This just brightened my “cloudy day” Sabrina! Thank you for reminding me to find enjoyment in the days that are cloudy or just ordinary!!

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina
      • June 25, 2017
      • 2:27 pm
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      And you just brightened mine! I struggled with doing the post because my “cloudy” days are a very personal struggle. But, that is the whole point of the blog–to help bring about a brightness or positive reminder for someone else. Thank you for affirming my decision. P.S. Is this rain ever gonna end? Ha!

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