It is raining again. Crazy weather for Phoneix, Arizona. Just to give you an idea of how bizare this is. The 30 year average rain fall per year in Phoenix, AZ is 8.14 inches. We have been in a drought and last year our total rainfall was 7.14 inches. So far this year in January and February we have had 4.75 inches. More than half of our average rainfall in two months. So far this year we have surpassed Seattle in rainfall. This time last year they were saying that one more year of this drought and we would be on water rationing for the next five years. This moring they were showing pictures of the mountains right here in the city and they are so green it looks like pictures of Ireland. Amazing. As much as I have been gripeing about the rain because it is delaying the construction on my house, I am so grateful. We needed this so badly. We have forcasted rain every day this week except for maybe Saturday and Sunday this week. (Fingers crossed) They are saying that as of right now there is no end in sight for this pattern of rain. God is just pouring out on this city after so long.
Last night my husband and I got into bed and turned on the news. Normal nightly routine. Then Ryan looks at me with this horrible grin on his face. I asked him what was up. (To be honest the look was a bit scary in the dark.) He didn’t say a word just started tickling me. Of course the only recourse was to tickle back we ended up having a half hour long tickle war. We were laughing so hard that at the end of it my stomach hurt so bad and my face felt worn out from smiling. The unfortunate part of this little war was that at the end of it I was wide awake but Ryan fell right to sleep. So I was laying there awake listening to my husband snore and I started thinking. We laugh so much in our marriage no matter how much we have been through there is always laughter. We are so blessed and so happy. I was looking through some pictures this morning and found this one of us when Ryan came home from Germany last year. This is a typical picture of us. We love to laugh.
I think that this is one of the ways we have made it through all that we have been through. I think we have somehow found a way to live by my father’s words of wisdom at our wedding.
“May your life be filled with the three F’s. Faith, family, and fun. May your faith be as strong fifty years from now as it ever was, may you always remember that you are a family and stick together, and may you never forget to laugh and have fun.”
Now looking back I realize that these three things, in this order have been my strength through it all. My God first and foremost, my husband second , and our ability to have fun through all of it. I am always saying on here, that life is in the journey and not the destination. Last night I began to realize just how true that is. If we had gone through all we have been through without laughter what would have been the point? If you life and have no joy in it what are you truly accomplishing in life? If I die tomorrow and never hold a child in my arms I will always have had this wonderful, and truly joyfull, five years with a man I love completely.
Okay so my post about rain took a little turn. I have tried to catch up on all of you. I hope you are all feeling better today. I have changed my song for the day. (Don’t worry Tammy I will bring back the classical later. ) This was mine and Ryan’s early marriage song. Still makes me give an “ah sweet once upon a time memories” sigh and my heart beats a little faster. The thing that’s cute is that he picked this song because of my hair. It’s so long when we are in bed it gets all over his face. He wakes up choking on it. The guys at work pick these huge long hairs off his uniform and he says he won’t walk on the carpet barefoot no matter how much we vaccum because there is a chance my hair will get tangeled around his toes. (And you wonder why I don’t really mind having a dog that sheds. I already had to sweep everyday anyway.) Pretty romantic reason to pick a love song huh? I love my husband.