Once upon a time there was this fearless 17yr old girl. Girlie was in love with Boy. Boy loved Girlie more than anything at time and wanted to spend as much time with the Girlie as possible. So much so he was willing to go on camping trips with Girlie and Girlie's parents. (don't ya just love this Boy so far?)
So Girlie and Boy are on camping trip in the fall. It's a cool day on the lake and they are walking and talking. What happens? It starts raining! Boy gives Girlie his red sweatshirt hoodie so she doesn't get wet or cold. Girlie and Boy have to walk back to camp. Of course they didn't care because they were together. Boy pulls Girlie close to keep her warm and sings, "Hey there little red riding hood...." to her. And they laugh and kiss all the way back to camp.
Young love in its self is wonderful but usually for a season.
The memories you carry forever.
Today on this drizzly raining day, I closed my eyes, and I was that "Girlie" again.
Thank You Lord for that memory of a rainy day 15yrs ago and "thank you" to the Boy who gave me that memory to keep.