Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Three Rainbow Day

Nothing smart about the title; it was just, literally, a three rainbow day today and that's not normal here. I mean, we're no Hawaii where rainbows are a dime a dozen! The first sighting was bright and early this morning and it was huge. It was a full rainbow and seemed close enough that the pot of gold might have been just behind the playground at the end of the street. The second sighting was while I was driving a little later and the last was tonight as the sun set and was against a pink sky backdrop - very cool. I actually took pictures of two of them (that's the kind of dork I am) but am feeling so lazy tonight that I can't be bothered with uploading them. You'll just have to trust me when I tell you they were pretty cool.

We had another non-event day, except for one outing to the squadron. Our friend Paul gets home from the desert tomorrow; he's been gone for 6 months and that's a long time, no matter how you slice it. His wife and two little girls have done great through his deployment but I know they've probably had much harder times than they've ever let on. I'm so excited for their family and imagine none of them are getting much sleep tonight. I think I wrote about his departure back in January; pretty much the entire squadron turned out early on a Saturday morning to send him off. So it's only appropriate that we all gathered today to make signs welcoming him home and since the guys are gone, he's getting an all-female welcome (save a couple of guys who didn't make the Guam trip). I'm sure you're sick of hearing about it, but it's times like this that remind me how lucky we are that this is our military experience. I know it's not this way for everyone and I know we might never have this much of an Air Force 'family' again, but to have had it even once is pretty amazing.

There's something nice about a day that's hemmed by rainbows. I guess it was a very ordinary day, really, but somehow Roy.G.Biv made it more interesting; kind of a reminder that even an ordinary day is a really great thing.

1 comment:

The Blake Family said...

The one I saw was breathtaking. And yes, there is something great about an ordinary day!