Today I spent several lovely hours visiting with my parents, eating a nice dinner and talking. Driving up was nice because the sun was shining and I could actually see patches of blue sky (unusual sight lately!). But soon after I reached the lake on which they live, the skies let loose big-time.
Then rain pounded onto houses, obliterated the mountains on the other side of the lake (it's a mile wide) for a few hours. Nonstop torrential downpour.
I wasn't sure whether driving the hour home out of the mountains was wise, but did it.
As I drove away from their lake the downpour slowed to steady rain.
Ten miles later it was a drizzle needing only intermittent wipers.
Another five miles and.... everything was totally dry,
and remained dry as I continued southward
all the way back to my dry-roads home turf!!
Isn't it like much in life?
We so often can't imagine the goodness that awaits us simply because we can't see it yet.
(It's so much easier to know where you're going when you carry and USE an umbrella when it rains. Literally and figuratively. So as for me, I keep my real umbrella handy. And sure do try to always remember my personalized 'umbrella' of healthy habits ready to deploy as needed when the 'rain' is all I see and feel!)