Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sure Do Thank You for A Good Spring Rain

Wow! Two posts in two days! I'll have to back off. Don't want y'all getting used to that.

From the title of my post you can probably surmise that this is a praise post and you would be correct in that assumption. We have lots to be thankful for! We awoke to these strange objects this morning.

This is called mud. It's a blessing. A HUGE blessing! It's been a long time since we've seen this:


And puddles!

Lots of puddles!
BIG puddles!
Puddles, puddles everywhere!
So this morning my post is about answered prayers. It's been a long time since we've had any moisture and I know that the Lord's timing is perfect, but sometimes it's hard to wait. Last night we fell asleep to the heavenly sound of rain beating upon the roof and against the windows. The radar looked scary on the computer and DD's best friend was caught in a dangerous hail storm. Thankfully, they arrived home safely, but that must have been a harrowing experience and we were certainly in prayer mode for them. We only had a smattering of hail, but there were reports of tornadoes and the sky was bright with sheet lightening. I'm hoping that everyone stayed safe. This morning DH dumped 1.8" here at the house and 2.4" at Antelope and I couldn't resist spending some time outside.
Here are words from a song that I fell asleep singing. This song is on an awesome CD called Burson Family Ranch. They're friends of ours who have been blessed with this wonderful musical talent. Ever since I met them, this song runs through my head when it rains and when it doesn't rain, I pray that I'll soon be able to sing it. Wish I could find a link to it but you'll just have to get the CD for yourself.
Rain Song

I been prayin' a long time
The Lord would bless this grass of mine
With a good ol' soak; here it came
Sure do thank You for a good spring rain

I know it's gonna green up
Sure as coffee fits in my cup
And I'll keep on singin' this refrain
Lord I sure do thank You for a good spring rain

Cows got washed; they're at play
I get to quit feeding cake and hay
And that'll sure help my back pain
I sure do thank You for a good spring rain

I know it's gonna green up
Sure as coffee fits in my cup
And I'll keep on singin' this refrain
Lord I sure do thank You for a good spring rain

Well life goes on and them bills are due
And I'll have some troubles, maybe one or two
But the grass is green and I can't complain
Sure do thank You for a good spring rain

I know it's gonna green up
Sure as coffee fits in my cup
And I'll keep on singin' this refrain
Lord I sure do thank You for a good spring rain

Sure do thank You for a good spring rain.

5 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Hallelujah! I'm so glad for you! I know that in the part of the country where you live, water is a matter of survival. May you continue to have showers of blessings.

cottonpicker said...

I haven't heard the frogs croaking yet - kinda surprised. So thankful for every drop!!

Paula Yaussi said...

I am the emotional type - I did cried when I saw the picture of the puddle! So thrilled and happy for you! Enjoy the simple little pleasures that come with a good rain - the smell, the green, the mud on your floor!!!

Praise the Lord!

Paula Yaussi said...

I'm so emotional, I didn't proof my comment!

Karin said...

Awe Paula! That makes two of us. Only rural people who have experienced the blessings of rain after a drought can understand the emotion it evokes. And yes, I am even thankful for my muddy mud room!

Thank you Pat! It is truly a blessing!

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