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Thread: NEED WASHING?....great read

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    NEED WASHING?....great read

    A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in WalMart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle 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 awning, just inside the door of the WalMart. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day.

    I am 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 as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

    Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, 'Mom let's run through the rain,' She said.
    'What?' Mom asked.

    'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated.

    'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.

    This young child waited a minute and repeated: 'Mom, let's run through the rain..'

    'We'll get soaked if we do,' Mom said.

    'No, we won't, 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 anything! ' '

    The entire crowd stopped dead silent.. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain.. We all stood silently. No one left. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.

    Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even 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 will bloom into faith.

    'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just need washing,' Mom said.

    Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.

    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.

    Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health.. But no one can ever take away your precious memories...So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday.

    To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

    They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

    Take the time to live!!!

    Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other --
    And don't forget to run in the rain!
    I quilt, therefore I am.

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    Oh, Ditter, I really love this. It is so true. I'm 83yrs. old and I've seen a lot of pain in friends and family. And I'm sure I'm not done going thru it. So fine. I wish I knew how to save this or send it to my sons and other family. Barny P.S. I'm gonna bookmark it and maybe I'll print it when I get back to my home.

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    Copy and paste to a word document, then you can save it or print it for them.

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    Thanks Ditter! I really needed that today!

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    What a beautiful story! Thank you for posting!

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    thanks ditter, i look forward to the gems you find.....

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    Sweet Home Alabama
    Thank you Ditter!

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    Ditter...thank you! I needed to walk thru the rain yesterday and did. This really illustrates the benefits of doing so.

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    Thanks for making me cry. I think. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of my first son's very sudden death. He has one friend who has called me every year. We have made memories together with families getting together, etc. He never minds that I cry and since my son died, making memories with friends and family is what keeps me going.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Thank you for posting this one - - - -

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