{Day 81}

I hear it like the music of an African rain stick outside my window.  Even though it is the middle of July it is the real deal.  Rain.  Coursing down and dripping off the eaves.  Millions of diamonds coming from a gray cashmere sky.  My burning heart, mind, and body are soothed by the refreshing music.  How I long for the suffering of the world to be washed away like the rain washes the earth soil.   To see everything sparkling clean.  No more children without parents, hungry bellies, or pain filled lives.  And one day we will see most clearly.  The storm will cease and the clouds break to reveal the sun.  The sun that was always there.  Just like the true Son, Jesus, is always there.  Even in the rain.  What we can’t always see is that the rain brings cleansing.  It heals the cracks in the earth.  It brings life.

UPDATE: $9,266.29  raised!!! WOOT WOOT! 😀

19 days and counting.  Something that I’ve been thinking a lot more about lately: What should I wear the first day after this…any thoughts??

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

9 Responses to {Day 81}

  1. M.J.A. July 20, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I love your boots! 🙂
    Is there any clothes that you were like, “Man, I wish I could wear that.” If so, wear that. 🙂
    ~M.J.A.

    • misselaini July 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      They’re my moms! 🙂

      Yes, definitely. Great suggestion, thanks!

  2. Hannah July 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Jeans. I would definetely wear jeans after a 100 days of dresses. 🙂
    keep up the pace Elaini, only 19 days left!

    • misselaini July 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      Yes, yes, yes!! Totally agree. (and if our weather keeps up this pace it wouldn’t even be too hot to wear them…sigh)

      Thanks Hannah! 🙂

  3. Taryn July 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    I agree- I would totally wear jeans after this. I love a good pair of jeans.

    • misselaini July 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      ME TOO!! I haven’t bought anything yet since I committed to not buying any clothing during this 100 days and I really need some new jeans!!!

  4. Elizabeth Fay July 22, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Love it!

    P.S Wear your most comfortable, most boringest, most oldest clothes you own that you are missing. 🙂

    • misselaini July 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Great suggestion. I think I know what I’m going to wear…at least I still have a few days to decide!

  5. RachelC August 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    It doesn’t really matter what you wear, as long as you are holding some shopping bags in your hands, lol. 🙂
    I’m just kidding of course, but I really admire everything you’ve been doing on this blog. Now that I think about it, the whole thing reminds me a lot of fasting. Sometimes God calls believers to give up luxuries in order to pray for and meditate on His will and purposes. That’s exactly what you’ve been doing, Miss Elaini-ous! 🙂

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