Always & Forever by MG Stout
"In every life a little rain must fall"...My dad's stock answer to me every time I was disappointed by one of his verdicts. I remember a time I tried to sneak some sugary cereal into our grocery cart. Old eagle eye caught me and told me to put it back. It'll rot your teeth he grumbled. I stomped back to the shelf from whence it came. Loudly I declared how he NEVER bought us anything GOOD! He continued to shop and reminded me once again how in every life a little rain must fall. I looked at him and proclaimed in a very surly voice, "well then I've been getting poured on for years!" Upon hearing this he burst into laughter. I was shocked. This was not his typical response to back-talk. I was really confused by his cackling and started to giggle myself.
Sometimes I wish I could transport the people I love most back to the moment in their lives when their biggest heartache was not getting the cereal of their choice.