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When it rains

I was on my afternoon school run when the rain came.

It’s a short 20 minute cycle from my home to school and I do these uneventful trips almost on a daily basis. On the return trip it’s a nonstop chatter as my boys recall the hours we have been apart. Sometimes my boys race each other and I struggle to keep up, but on the solo afternoon rides to school I can cycle at my own pace, letting my thoughts wander.

The rain came suddenly and as I cycled I felt it beating down on me. Instinctively I kept my head down and pushed forward. A few seconds later all hell broke loose as the full fury of the storm broke. Like so often in life I had two options, take shelter or go on. I decided to push on, my boys will be waiting for me. I lifted my head and allowed myself to FEEL the rain hitting my face. It hurt. Water washed into my eyes and my hands became slippery on the steering wheel, making it hard to change gears. I lifted my head and knew it was going to be fine because it’s only water, and the storm can not prevent me from reaching my destination; the boys I love.

Sometimes the storms that rage in our lives make it difficult to see where we are going. When it storms, allow yourself to feel the water. When you acknowledge that it’s storming, you can lift your head up and face what the wind blows at you. Keep going forward, because at your destination are people you love.

With love,




13 thoughts on “When it rains”

  1. Lovely glimpse into your life Esther, and so true. There will always be storms in life and we can give up or push on. There’s always something wonderful waiting for us if we push on! So much to miss out on if we give up! Have a wonderful day filled with many blessings xxx

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  2. You didn’t even complain that it is also really hard to crochet in the rain 🤣 We do face unexpected storms and find it hard to see past the face sting, and when there is also thunder it can be quite rattling. There is beauty in a good storm though… sometimes a rainbow with the promise of sunnier times, nourishing water for the lovely flowers, and from my memory it could as well be a great time to keep shelter with my own boys and never even leave the house, opting for a board game by candlelight instead. I love this memory you have shared with us my dear! Stay alert, don’t fall off the path, keep your yarn dry and hug those wonderful boys every chance you get – it pays tenfold🌹


  3. I love this, Esther. It’s been storming quite a bit in my life lately. I recently lost my younger brother and he had not even been sick. My heart has been hurting. I’ve been looking up…from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord.


    1. Hi, I know I don’t know you, but your comment has really touched me and I wanted to share 2 verses from the bible that I am holding onto at the moment and hope will bring you some of God’s love and strength :
      Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalm 23:4
      Do not be afraid… When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. Isaiah 43:1-2
      God is with you xx


  4. What a fab post. Thank you for sharing. It’s timely for me as I trying to learn to feel ans accept negative emotions as i reduce and hopefully come off my anti depressants. It’s hard not to fear that the depression is coming back, and it’s good to remember that storms and the negative reactions that go with them are a normal part of life


  5. What a beautiful philosophic piece of art you wrote down. Touched my heart. Thank you.
    It came on the right moment.


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