April showers bring May flowers…..or in my case, THUNDERSTORMS bring flooding.
This morning I woke to high winds, thunder, and lightening. It has rained pretty much the entire day.
The farm land across the road is saturated. There is now a lake where a field used to be.
Such is springtime in rural Ohio.
Springtime is the best and worst of times.
Rain and mud
Storms and flood
Plants blooming, pollen sneezing
Grass growing, allergic wheezing
Flip flops to wear
Sunshine so bright
Until late at night.
Let’s get into gear
‘Cause Springtime is here!
New International Version (©1984)
Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.
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This morning I got up and went about my regular Saturday morning routine. I noticed, while in the kitchen, that the water pressure seemed sort of weak. I told my husband. He went down to the basement to check the pump.
He found out that our basement had nearly six feet of water in it! Good grief.
It continues to rain. And the entire area is under a flood warning. The ground is saturated.
So is our basement.
What a mess.
I decided that I could worry and be upset about this whole occurrence…
It certainly would be easy to get angry…
But….I’ve been disciplining myself over the past several weeks.
Is today’s mess frustrating? Yes.
A pain in the neck? Definitely.
It could have been worse. But, it wasn’t.
Thanks on the good days. Thanks on the not as good days.
Each day there are things to be thankful for.