Finally Rain

It has been horrifically hot and still here.   Temps in the 90s, 68+% humidity and no breeze.  One could pretty much sit perfectly still and melt into a puddle of oozing sweat.

Yesterday afternoon bits of breeze kept flirting with the curtains, but refused to commit.  Finally, just after sundown, the breeze became a gentle wind and fluffed my curtains.  As midnight neared the clouds opened and it began to rain.  I took myself off to bed listening to the pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof.

This morning the wind is still with us and it is still raining.  The skies are gray from horizon to horizon.  After being too hot to move or breathe for the entire past week, I am now almost feeling a chill.  I hope the cooler temps have come to stay for awhile.  The weatherman promises it will be like this all week.

This morning it will be wonderful to sit in worship enjoying the breeze and the rain .  The sanctuary sits inside a walled garden.  The sanctuary’s  north and south walls are actually rows of sliding glass doors.  They are always open during service.   We worship God while surrounded by his beauty.  This morning we will all be extra grateful for the rain.

We have been wanting, hoping, even praying for cooler temps.  And we are rejoicing.   Except …. Amoeba has a concert this afternoon at Miliani Towne Center.  An outside concert.  In the rain.

Amoeba and his trumpet will be fine on the bandstand under the roof.  The rest of us in the open air courtyard might get just a bit damp. I hope we get there early enough that I can find a table on the patio of the Mexican restaurant.  Live music accompanied by rain sounds wonderful — if I can stay dry.

We humans, never happy with what we get.

31 thoughts on “Finally Rain

    • Thank you for your kind words about my writing, Gigi.

      I have a cloth shawl draped over my shoulders. It’s funny, on the mainland 75 degrees seems warm. Here, it definitely has a chill! 😉

  1. I’m so sick of this hot weather I can’t see straight. And it was a much welcome relief to wake up to rain and cooler temps this morning. Finally. I can’t make the concert today as you know but hopefully the next one. And hope you have a good time and who cares if ya get wet…it’s a welcome relief 🙂
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Happy Halloween: Tag Your It =-.

  2. “There shall be showers of blessing….” ♫

    Cooler temperatures are definitely a fave for me. Glad you got some coolness and rain. Hope it lets up enough for the concert — or you at least have a dry place to sit and an umbrella — or the dampness doesn’t put a damper on your enjoyment of the contest!

    And worshiping amidst that beauty sounds wonderful.
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Sweetly Resting =-.

  3. I left a comment on Dr. John’s blog about your story of you giving your quilt away so if anyone asks about it, you’ll know why! I think about your story often during various moments. It always makes me smile.

  4. I love your curtains flirting without commitment, that was lovely!

    It was nice to read about rain and chill being the relief instead of the norm. Sort of like reading a strange fantasy novel about “Opposite World”. You know it’s reinforcing my belief that we’re simply living on alternate-universe islands, you and me.
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Walking Up the Iron Mountain =-.

  5. I am sooooooooo jealous! But had I gotten here this morning I would have suggested a HUGE umberella regardless of my coveting your rain! I do hope you and OC had a MOST pleasant day of it anyway! 🙂
    .-= Melli´s last blog .. =-.

  6. I know what you mean. That last sentence is sooo true. I know an older gentleman who´s mom was always so negative. Once, after we had been praying for rain for such a long time, and FINALLY we received a big rain. What did she say? “If we don´t receive more rain soon, this rain will be of no help whatsoever.”! 🙂
    I try to remember this and be thankful for the rain that we DO get.
    I´m glad your weather is cooling down some and hope you have a good week!
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..An award =-.

    • Jientje — but you love the food all that rain grows. Believe me, you would be very unhappy with drought. Just look at the rain and think Hawaii.

  7. You say it all in the last line. We’re never happy. As for the weather where I am, well, Brit weather is rarely extreme, but often changes by the hour.
    Hope it’s a good concert.
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..MATRIMONY =-.

  8. Worship with the windows open to a rainy garden? Sounds lovely! And you will be so at home when you return to the PNW with the many blessings of rain! 😛

    As the mother of 2 woodwind players, rain is not good concert weather — but a cover over the band would make for a lovely concert, esp. with much-desired and anticipated cooling rain.

  9. Your post reminds me of the quote, “Don’t complain about the mud, if you prayed for rain”. I would love to see a photo of your church. It sounds heavenly.

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