Today the forecast called for lots of rain. However, we had planned to go to an island and see historical homes from around Finland in an outdoor museum. I lived in Seattle for about 3 years and I developed the common mindset. “If you wait until it stops raining, you will never do anything.”
Also, there truly isn’t bad weather. Sometimes, rain is wanted … drought, crops, air pollution mitigator, etc. Sometimes, we don’t want rain … weddings, baseball games, etc. Many prayers are sent up to God for differing outcomes. I think that I should leave the weather up to God. In fact, in Jordan, rain is very special. If it rains on your wedding, the union is considered especially blessed.
Well, today we got blessed. It was a downpour and we got soaked despite having good rain gear.
But we soldiered on to Seurasaari Island and here’s what we saw:
A word about children: Each parent gets parental leave of seven months. And when the expectant mother goes to her first medical appointment, the government then sends her a baby box that consists of a layette, a full supply of baby clothing. Even the cardboard box doubles as a crib.