Project 52: Laughter in the Rain

This week our normal date night (Monday) was forfeited to celebrate our son’s birthday, so we did it a day early.  It happened to be raining…so we did something we haven’t done much of, if at all…we went for a mile walk in the rain!

Not only was there no one else out walking, but the air smelled sweet with night blooming jasmine.  It was strangely quiet too, with only the occasional frog hopping across our path.

Florida, although called the Sunshine State, is one of the states with the highest annual rainfall amounts – 50 inches a year!  So being a native, I have grown to love the rain!  The few times we’ve visited the southwest region of the United States, I feel as though I’m a fish out of water – I can’t breathe!  Walking with Tom as the rain softly hit our umbrella was very romantic to me!  We talked about our busy week ahead and enjoyed a lingering kiss. 🙂

After our walk, we read one chapter from a book we’re enjoying together called, A Praying Life, by Paul Miller.  It is changing the way we pray generally and for each other.

I love moments like these with  Tom; he is my best friend, and even doing spontaneous things – like a walk in the rain – are very special.

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About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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13 Responses to Project 52: Laughter in the Rain

  1. Pam says:

    I LOVE this! What a special night!


  2. Sounds like a romantic date.


  3. I haven’t walked in the rain forever! What a sweet time together.


  4. chereemoore says:

    Walking in the rain is one of my favorite activities. I need to take a look at A Praying Life – thank you for the recommendation.


    • debiwalter says:

      Thanks Cheree – I hope you’ll find the book as helpful as we have. It certainly provides lots to talk about on date nights as well as regular nights.


      • Cheree says:

        A Praying Life is an amazing book. I am so glad you recommended it. You can read my thoughts on the book here.


      • Debi Walter says:


        I read your post and couldn’t agree with you moore – 🙂 Pun intended! It is an excellent book and timely for me at this season of my life. I have found my prayer life completely changing as a result – that’s a powerful book.

        Thanks for stopping by our Vineyard!


  5. Marie says:

    What an awesome and special date night! Now I’m wishing for rain cuz I’d totally love to do this. 🙂


  6. Glenyce says:

    What a great date. It was raining here last night and I found myself hoping it is raining come date night so Tim and I can go outside in it and dance!


  7. Stacie says:

    What a great date! I love doing spontaneous things with my hubby too but it gets a bit tough with 3 kiddos! That pictures is awesome…is it really the two of you?


    • debiwalter says:

      Stacie – we have three children too, but they’re all grown up. In fact today is our oldest’s (son) birthday – he’s 28!!! That seems so weird. And no, that picture is not us. As I said there was no one outside to offer to take our picture. I wish there had been, plus our walk was at night. Thanks for commenting! I’m loving all the ideas from Project 52 – how about you?


  8. Tiffany says:

    i haven’t purposely walked or played in the rain in a long time. i’ll have to remember that next time it rains on date night. 🙂 thanks for sharing!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}


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