So, yesterday was a busy day. I went to the Winspear for the afternoon/evening. When I got home, it was probably 8:00 pm or so. I caught up on my life (i.e., gmail, facebook), and got ready to take a walk. Opened the door to go out and noticed storm clouds rolling in, so decided not to go. As soon as I decided not to go, I wanted to go, so I grabbed an umbrella and headed out.
I was so glad I did – it was nice and cool out with the cloud cover. I walked fast to hopefully beat the rain should it come. I also walked fast because I was apparently dessert for the mosquitoes. The air is thick with mosquitoes this year. Big, fat, well-fed, aggressive mosquitoes. But somehow I managed to avoid them – perhaps waving my umbrella at them helped fend them off.
My legs and back felt great. I remembered that a month prior, when I began this walking regime, I would have to take a break about 3 times on a 5 km walk, just to rest my back. Yesterday, I walked 8.5 kms without even thinking about my back. I had no regrets at all about walking nearly every day since that time.
I saw no one as I made my way down Sir Winston Churchill toward the ski area and Botanic Gardens in St. Albert. I thanked God for holding back the rain as I walked into the entrance to the park, turned right as I have been doing lately, to do the loop that gets close to Poundmaker Road. I picked up my pace as the area was deserted and felt kind of spooky. Still no one as I completed that loop and made my way up to the Botanic Garden. I decided to walk the Otter Crescent loop, so made my way across the bridge.
The air was thick and dense and moist as I crossed the bridge and it began to rain a few minutes later as I started walking around Otter Crescent. As I rounded my first corner onto Oak Ridge Road, I glanced back toward the park, and there it was. My reward. A full rainbow. There really is something wonderful about seeing a rainbow. I was very grateful and had no regrets about coming out for a walk on this evening!
And then I prayed….
If I should die tomorrow
I’d still thank You for today;
Your love for me is great.