Friday brought terrestrial rains to Tulsa. And to Jenks.
Our students attend school for half a day. Therefore when 11:00 a.m. arrived, we had to get our morning class of students outside to their parent’s cars and on three buses. In monsoon like conditions, I might add. And these aren’t just any students. They are three year old developmental students. We had quite the feat to accomplish. This was challenging on a dry day. With rain, heavy winds, and no coats we managed to get one wagon, two wheelchairs and a herd of three year olds to their appropriate transportation home. Maybe not dry, but safe.
We then ran back into the building and realized we would have to finish the day with our afternoon class, soaking wet. Times like these are when your survival skills kick in. We had to come up with dry clothing for four ladies in a building full of preschoolers. It wasn’t easy. A hoodie, a wet hoodie revealing a dry t-shirt, a t-shirt in a car to change to after school to work out, and the largest shirt I could find in the lost and found basket would have to work. Wet hair, wet shoes, and wet jeans would just have to be lived with. After all, it was just water. We would eventually dry.
And we did. Once school was out, I went home and slipped into my flannel p.j.s and climbed into bed. You see I work Thursday nights at the hospital and go straight to school on Fridays to work until 3:15.
Today I still have a cough. A little perk to remind me of my morning spent playing in the rain. 🙂
But I am also reminded that even though we have had rain, lots of it this April. We will never be destroyed of all life by flood. God has given us His word on it.
So I encourage each of you to look at rain a little differently. As the source that helps our plant life grow. It fills our lakes that give us water to drink. And it gives us puddles for kids and puppies and baby ducks to play in. And it will never totally destroy us again.
I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” Genesis 9:11
Love and laughter,