Tuesday, September 4, 2012


it always rains
on the first day of school.

rain makes me want to
run to you
bend down low
grab you by the hands
run home

lie together under a warm, wet sky
like laundry didn't matter

make a big pot of cream soup
scoop it into earthen bowls
feed you
in front of cartoons
under a blankie

why does it always rain
on the first day of school?


  1. Oh - I haven't got to the school stage yet but it's already raining in my mind and I want to scoop him back home! Loved this - thanks.

  2. oh girl. i can't believe your kids are old enough to go to school. i don't think i'll be able to handle it. pretty sure i won't. and i think the reason it rains is because God is crying. love you.

  3. it does! i don't remember this growing up, but this year and last (my only this end of the bus) have surely been damp. i wanted to curl up with my babes, too.

  4. It does cause Heaven feels our pain.....love this post Bethany and love the photo! :-)