June 5, 2012

~Object 51~ Rain

She watched as the droplets fell from the clouds.  A calm drizzle, and then raging downpour...it couldn't make up its mind.  The thunder gave her chills of excitement, the hail was taken as an adventure, the rivers down the street were met with squeals of excitement... but that was yesterday.  Yesterday was more extreme, today was not.  Today was drizzly, and entirely un-adventurous.

Usually she is more fond of rain.  She loves the sound of it falling.  She loves the feeling of it hitting her skin.  She loves the smell of the wet earth after it's stops.  She loves the birds slowly taking up their song again.  She loves walking across the wet grass or around a town with no umbrella.  She usually loves it.

But today is a bit different.

Today rain reminds her of tears.  Tears so raw, so fresh, so near that it hurts to watch the sky cry.  It's too soon after so many tears fell from her own eyes; from the eyes of those she loves.

The whole world seems to be mourning today.  One month.

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Over and out,

~Emily


P.S.  Josh's sister wrote the lyrics to this song, and a close friend wrote the music, sang and recorded it.  I encourage you to check it out here, and pray about purchasing it; the proceeds go to the ALERT Academy scholarship fund set up in Josh's name.

4 comments:

  1. Great post Emily. I know exactly what your talking about. I love the rain and everything that comes with it. Some of the best memories I had of Josh and I were when we both went off on an adventure hiking in the rain. Yesterday was very hard time for both of us but as I stand here looking at the sun coming up I realize that with this amount of sorrow, the joy that God gives us to pull through is so much greater than the world will ever understand. May God give you joy in this time of mourning a joy that shows we have hope.

    //Kevin

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    1. Mmm, yes. God is so faithful to carry us; to give us joy even when we are filled with sadness; to help us to reach out to others in the way Josh did.
      Thank you so much for the comment, Kevin, I am feeling thoroughly encouraged. =)

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  2. Oh Emily, this was beautiful!

    ~Ellie H.

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    1. Thank you, Ellie. Soli Deo Gloria. =)

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