I woke to the sound of rain splattering against the window this morning. It was in the forecast and so it really shouldn't have surprised me except that the sky had been so clear and beautiful yesterday evening. I was up with my husband as he headed off to work but everything seemed darker, and quiet. So quiet. My little early risers were sleeping unusually late, no doubt tired from all the sun and play of yesterday. I always enjoy when I can sneak in a few solitude moments before anyone else is up. A little bit of peace before resuming our usual chaos. Minutes later the littles were awake and our regular routine ensued. The rain has now stopped and I even see patches of light through the clouds that were so thick and grey just a few short hours ago. While I enjoy the peace that a summer rain brings I'm ready for the sun to shine.