It was a short walk this morning between virtual library time and virtual word study time under skies that were dark and foreboding. We were only planning to walk to the end of the block to see the blow-up lawn decor that had popped up at a nearby house. I looked at the skies even as I agreed to go, and reminded myself that it had been dark and dreary on and off for weeks with hardly a drop of rain enriching our dusty ground. So we headed out, without an umbrella or rain gear! It was just going to be a short walk!
After appreciating the multiple, amazing (to kids) blow-ups on that lawn by counting, studying, comparing and describing them, I was coerced into going down the block just a wee bit to see a few more decorations (no where near as fantastical)......and then, it started!
Slowly, just a mist began to fall; then surely, a full on, long awaited rain event began! So there I was stuck in the rain a few blocks from home! I suggested we walk/jog as fast as we could safely go in the now full on rain while singing to try to make the rain go away. "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.....," we sang at the top of our lungs as a we made our way home!
It was only a couple of blocks but miraculously, even before we turned into our driveway, the rain stopped! The sun did not come out and the skies did not turn bright, but for just a few moments, the rain reduced to a mist barely perceptible when standing under a massive old oak.
"Wow, my words matter," she muttered thinking aloud that her words had altered the course of the weather.
"They sure do," I though silently as we went inside just before the skies reopened.
I hope she always knows her words matter. I'm reminded my words, your words, politicians words.......everyone's words matter!