Obviously, the Lord knows about the heat and today He chose to smile on me. You see, it is Harmattan right now. You can Google it, but basically it is the time of year where the dust from the Sahara dessert travels south and coats everything here with a lovely layer of dust. There also is NO rain for several months. I think the last time it rained was early Decemeber.....until today!!! Hallelujah!
I noticed the air seemed a little cooler this morning (relatively speaking of course!) when I was cleaning up from breakfast so I told the kids to go play outside and enjoy the cooler air before we start school. As I was putting things away, Eliza comes running in the house practically screaming "It's gonna storm!!! I can hear it!! It's gonna storm!!" I walked outside and looked and sure enough it looked like rain clouds coming over the mountain.
|Looking for the rain. Even the kids seemed desperate for a little relief. You can see how brown and dry the gound is.|
|Aiden watching the storm clouds roll over|
And then I hear it...... the beautiful roll of thunder in the distance. I told the kids we will have to wait and see because it might not actually rain here.
Before I got the words out of my mouth, Aiden starts jumping up and down, "The wain Mommy! I can feel it!" It started to sprinkle and they all just had a fit running around and trying to catch the rain. They played in it, danced in it, and sang in it! It was quite the sight to see how excited they became over a little rain.
|Trying to catch the rain drops.|
The kids were surprised how cold the rain felt when it hit there skin. Eliza said, "Mommy, when the rain touches me I get these little spots on my arms." I looked at her arms and saw that she had goose bumps! Then I realized that she hasn't been cool enough here to have goosebumps!
It only rained a few minutes and was just a sprinkle. But we sure enjoyed it while it lasted.
Then, this afternoon, one of the other missionaries stopped by to see the kids and play some games.
While they were playing, the wind picked up and it started again!!!! But this time, it poured!!!
|Eliza trying to catch the rain falling off the metal roof.|
|The kids loved the feel of the cold rain!|
|Aiden had so much fun playing in the rain.....and in the puddles.|