Sitting on my deck in the quiet of the evening…familiar sounds surround me. The chirping of the coqui frogs, an owl screeches nearby, and slowly I hear the rhythmic increase as the rain begins to make its way from the shore to the uplands. Rain is here. The sound is amazing as it dusts palm leaves and metal roof tops, watering the night. My children are asleep. Sweet sleep. Sweet peace. I am sleepy and almost ready to lay my head on my pillow, but before I do I am taking it all in. Making time to give thanks. Drinking in the cool air, soaking in the sounds, enjoying the beauty of creation in all it’s splendor. Life is so beautiful. Every moment sacred. I sit here…grateful. Thinking back on the day. Thinking about my children and my life. Countless blessings. Life all around. Precious life.