Rain is rare in Phoenix. The monsoon season has arrived and Sunday we had a downpour. It rained so hard that the drains couldn't keep up. There are many washes in our area and they filled up quickly. Some drivers had to be rescued when their cars became stranded in deep water.
In our condo, we have a back patio that runs the length of our place. Since we've downsized considerably, we still have many boxes stored in the back. When the skies were getting dark, Greg and I went into the back and began making sure all the boxes were off the ground and covered. While we were working, it seemed like the skies opened up and down came the rain. I got so soaked it looked like I just stepped out of the shower. I struggled to open the side gate so the water would flow out. We had about 5 inches accumulating in the back.
I'm so glad the rain came during the weekend and not during summer camp with the children. After all, they love to go swimming.
Last week our theme for camp was Asia. They are on a trip around the world. They learned to say hello in Chinese. All week they were saying "Ni hao". They learned about customs, chopsticks and panda bears. I was so proud of them when they told our principal what extinct and endangered species were. They had fun doing crafts. I brought in a bag of fortune cookies. They were so excited when they discovered 'notes' inside each cookie. They laughed when I read the 'notes' (that's what they called them). I must admit that I changed a few of them to things like "Mackenzie's daddy loves her".
I especially love to watch the children during free play time. I found our youngest child under the table talking to a doll.
There's so much in life that we can't control. But I've found that I do have a choice in how I view things. I prefer to focus on what's good and to be thankful.
So I continue to count my every day blessings ...
#873 Much needed rain
#874 Greg and I got everything covered up just in time
#875 Hearing my dad's voice each weekend
#876 Spending time with Greg's sister who is visiting from Maryland
#877 My morning quiet time
#878 Looking forward to my daily morning workouts
#879 Seeing photos on Facebook of my classmates from years ago
#880 Only one more week of summer camp
#881 Watching the children interact with one another
#882 Seeing the delight on their faces as they discovered 'notes' in their fortune cookies
#883 Finally getting into a rhythm of changing 12 children into bathing suits and back into clothes again
#884 Discovering and trying new recipes from Pinterest
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.
Blessings and love,