Today the lyrics "I never liked the rain until I walked through it with you," play through my head. It is an old Clint Black song for those who don't recognize it.
The quote by Vivian Greene, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain." has also been on my mind. While it is not a song, it is a good motto to remember.
Supported with these words, I look to my relationship with my husband. I cannot say I didn't like the rain before him, in the literal sense, but I do enjoy it more when shared with him. Obviously, life's storms are better weathered together.
When I think of passed relationships I tend to think that the challenges my husband and I have faced are small in comparison to what I had previously experienced or to what others may be going through. Yet, as in any relationship, there are challenges and opportunities to grow and change.
Perhaps it is the place I am in at this point of my life or perhaps it is the unique security I feel within our relationship, but I notice a shift in communication from passed relationships. I am more apt to speak up about something that is bothering me and more open to share my views.
I'm grateful for this security. I'm grateful to have reached a point in my life where I feel I know myself, at least this current version, pretty well. I'm grateful to have a voice. I'm grateful to be able to work through any challenges with my husband. And I'm grateful that he speaks freely as well. I'm grateful for the moments of rain and the ability to weather them together and come out stronger. I'm grateful to have someone willing to dance in the rain.
What rainy day songs speak to you? What does the rain represent to you today?
May we have the ability to dance through life's storms. May we know there is a rainbow waiting on the other side. Have a beautiful day!