I don't know how long it has been, officially, since we had a measureable rainfall. All I know is that for the last month, Oklahoma has had so many fires that many counties have been declared disaster areas. All I know is we are "behind" in our rainfall by 12 inches or more.
Most years I don't like the grey, wet but not snowy, cool miserable weather we have in January.
Today is different. Today I welcome the rain. Today I appreciate the beauty of the grey skies meeting the parched brown landscape. Today, I hope it will rain a little more, a little longer.
Today I thank God for the rain.