The sky pierced blue today and with a ten degree temperature shift the windows rolled down and we pretended it was summer (though it was still just 5 degrees celsius). The trees seemed to be shaking themselves clean of their winter coats; they as tired as me of this relentless winter. Snow just keeps coming though and its time to start seeing the blessing in it all. Time to re-embrace snowy hills, muddy drives and cool weather.
Life is the same. We want to escape sometimes don’t we? Sometimes life feels hard and people we love get sick and young people pass away and it all seems too much and we get heaven hungry. Counting blessings is the way we see our way back to faith. Seeing where He has carried us makes us sure He will carry us on our next steps. Even if it is dark…this flash light points back to the one who weaves it all together to make ‘someday sense’. Sense that we will never see this side of heaven.
527) 7 courses (youth auction item)…
528) For 6 excellent people
529) Impromptu winter party with some of the dearest
533) A baby on her way
534) Laundry to wash
535) Kitchen to clean
536) A quiet morning with my girl.
537) Toys to tidy
538) Forts and doll houses
539) Little boy prayers whispered into mattress “Thank you that I am brave and strong and please help me learn to share and to be less grumpy”. Oh be still my heart.