We are in the middle of Missouri’s worst drought in 30 years, despite how it looks in some of the lush suburban lawns in our neighborhood. But trust me, it is bad. All three of our sycamore trees shed nearly 75% of their leaves in July and we were left with what looked like early autumn on our front and back lawns (and much to the chagrin of our neighbors with a swimming pool). It is dry.
But yesterday we waited in eager anticipation for the predicted aftermath of Hurricane Isaac and I smiled as I heard the telltale (and unfamiliar) sound of raindrops falling against our windows and onto our roof. All day it rained on and off, and it should continue to do so for the whole weekend. I took the boys out for 30 minutes in-between downpours just to help them appreciate how important rain is. I think they got it.
I hope that even if rain finds you on this holiday weekend, you can find it in your hearts to appreciate it too! Happy Labor Day! Can you believe it’s September?!!