Dearest Abigail, Benjamin, & Elizabeth,
"Any tips for staying dry while running in the rain?"
And it's funny, because I never really thought about it before....
I just know that if you are an Oregonian and you want to run outside year-round,
you will get wet.
My only tip for staying dry if you want to run on a rainy day?
Don't run outside.
But, if you want to know what it's like to feel the the rain of heaven wash you from head to toe,
if you want to hear the song of water drops,
and see the dancing trees,
if you want to feel small but still a part of of it all,
and if you want to touch rainbows,
then you are gonna have to get your feet wet.
A little over a week ago Daddy and I had just seconds to make a decision that changed our lives forever.
And you know what happened.
We've told you bits and pieces of the story.
A wet and winding road stretched out before us as we drove over the Summit Pass,
admiring autumn in all her glory,
searching for solace in the recent pain,
wiping our tears away.
And in a moment all the colors fade,
the little car stops,
and our eyes take in the tragedy before us.
There was no time for thinking about staying dry kids...
"Jenn, get out of the car we gotta help."
No time for turning back.
And you know how we climbed into the chaos.
You know how Daddy tried and held that baby as she died.
You know about the family that went to heaven that day.
We've told you about the courage of strangers coming together to help...
the kind of souls willing to get their feet wet too.
And to be honest we are all gonna be drenched from this for a while.
Because sometimes running in the rain isn't all rainbows and songs,
sometimes running in the rain is literally
It feels like that right now.
But it's worth the vision of His glory.
This is the kind of faith we pray for you...
the kind that laces up and gets out there,
rain or shine,
let's run this race kids, no turning back.