There's a good, steady rain happening outside right now. I love that noise. I wish I could curl up in bed and listen to that noise. Turn all the lights off, and just listen to the rain hitting the house. It's one of the most soothing noises I know.
A good thunderstorm is always welcome too. That moment of anticipation between when you see the lightning flash until the thunder's crash follows - there's just nothing like it. I remember as a child taking pillows and blankets out on the front porch and watching storms like that. Often I would take a book and enjoy the sounds and smells that come from such a storm.
And I remember grabbing and umbrella, rolling up the legs of my pants, and splashing around in puddles until I was soaked. I've always loved the rain. It's one of my favorite things about summer and spring.
Thankfully I've got the perfect porch for watching storms like this. When she gets a little older, I'll be taking munchkin out there to initiate her into the club. I hope she enjoys it as much as I do.