Is there anything better than waking on a Saturday morning to a heavy downpour? The sound of the muffled thunder and beating of the rain on the roof. I lay surrounded by my sleeping house in my warm bed, listening to these amazing sounds knowing that I could linger as long as I wished. I did not have to get up to go to work or take a child to the doctors office or make some important appointment. All I had to do was lay warm and cozy in my bed and listen to the welcome and the washing of a new day. What gift from the Lord.