We are so blessed to have had so much rain this month here in Georgia. Much of our state has been in some form of drought, and our county has been in an exceptional drought for many, many months. This rain has provided great relief to the farmers. We have been seeing improvements each week as we check the latest drought monitor updates. Saturday we worked as usual and it was rainy and foggy. Brandon's parents came down to visit for the afternoon and we were able to go out to eat after work. It was so nice to be able to see them and catch up because I don't think we've seen them since Christmas. Or practice has been so busy that time is flying by and I have no idea where the past two months have gone. On Sunday afternoon it was 70 degrees and sunny, so we drove to High Falls State Park, which is about 10 minutes north of us, to see the falls. It was pretty incredible to see in person!
The pond in our neighborhood went from being practically dried up to overflowing.
Our creek in our backyard got a little deeper, too, which our dogs are thankful for.
We had even more rain on Monday and Tuesday, which I was thankful for because we planted some trees on our property and they needed a good watering from God. I am also happy to report that our drought monitor has gone from this on February 12:
to this on February 19: (the exceptional areas have been eliminated, but the area in a drought has increased and moved farther south in the state)
It will be interesting to see what the February 26th map looks like considering we had another wave of heavy rain come through last night, but it won't be released until Thursday morning.
Many of you in the North and Midwest have been getting some snow, but I'll gladly take the rain here in Georgia for now as we've so desperately needed it.
"Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit." James 5 :18