Monday, January 23, 2012

Weather Talk

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Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

My daughter loves for me to recite this poem to her.  It makes her laugh every time.  And then it makes me laugh when she enthusiastically though very unsuccessfully tries to say it back.

I'm not the best person when it comes to weathering weather.  I don't like it too cold or too hot, and I've never really liked rain much.  Now that I live in the desert, I have come to appreciate some rain,  cloudy days, and any break I can get from the scorching sun. 

The only weather I've ever been concerned about is the weather where I'm at.  At least on a day to day basis--I do get concerned when family and friends back home face terrible weather like tornadoes and such. Until recently, I don't think I ever once thought about the weather in other countries unless it made the news.

But that's all changed since a little boy with dark skin came into our lives.  The little boy who wrote that my husband was like a father to him because he knew what he needed, the little boy who says he prays for our family, the little boy who got so excited about being able to eat meat 3 times while recovering from minor surgery, the little boy who brings tears to my eyes every time I open a new letter from him, the little boy--our Compassion child--from KENYA.

I think about the weather in Kenya a lot these days wondering how the drought is affecting our child's family.  Supposedly recent rainfall isn't enough to undo all the damage that's been done.  I know what it's like to live in a place where rain is scarce, but I can turn on my hose in the backyard anytime, I have a watering system that keeps our plants healthy, I have faucets that supply all the water I need every single day. 

I am thankful for weather apps that keep me updated on all the weather I care about besides my own!

Our family is praying for you, Livingstone!  May God protect you and your family during this season of drought. 

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