The Best Lessons

It’s not every day that I get to look at the day and think I just created a memory and gave an important lesson…for Kellen AND me.  Yesterday the stars aligned perfectly for that type of day.

Kellen, Owen and I were sitting on the screen porch watching the rain outside.  Owen was in my lap and I put him down and said, “Owen, it’s Kellen’s turn for snuggles with Mommy.”  Kellen climbed in my lap with a kiss on my cheek and we had this conversation.

Kellen:  The rain makes me sad

Me:  Why does the rain make you sad?

Kellen:  Everything is dark and it’s too wet to play outside.

Me:  Well, what about if we put on rain boots and rain coats and go play in the rain?  Would you like to see if can make the rain fun?

Kellen:  Really?!


Do you know what we discovered?  The rain can be a lot of fun, if you let it be.


bliss And beautiful too.

flower peace KellenThe day aligned perfectly because Kyle was home from work and could watch Owen.  By the end of the summer, maybe he’ll be walking and able to enjoy some splashing in the rain on his own.  Playing through the rain is a life lesson I definitely want him to know.

These pictures remind me of one of my favorite quotes that is so relevant when you’re in the throes of whatever life is handing out.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

-Vivian Greene

Vivian was a smart woman, but she must not have had little boys…here’s my little boy version of her quote.



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10 thoughts on “The Best Lessons

  1. It reminds me of when you and Thayran were riding bikes in the rain.I’ll have to see if I can find that picture and show Kellen. 🙂

  2. If that camera cost the giver $5,000.00, it was worth it!! Wonderful pictures that captured wonderful moments . . .

    • I was thinking the same thing when I downloaded the pictures last night. I do love my camera! My Santa’s were good to me!

  3. I commented twice on this post yesterday but my comments never showed up. I wonder if you deleted them or what went wrong? I hope I did not insult you in any way with my comments (although I wonder what could have been insulting about them? I would not know anything). Weird. Let’s see if this comment goes through. Maybe you can drop me a short note whether the comments showed up or not and, if they did, if you deleted them.

    • I Joy, I sent you an email but wanted to make sure you know I didn’t delete the messages. My spam blocker is cautious about links in mail and so it was in the spam folder waiting for approval. Thanks for letting me know, I went in and approved your message and look forward to reading Ty’s story.

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