Shake it Off

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

530) Gifts from the boys in the basement because they knew I was having a hard day

531) Sunlight in curls

532) A beautiful new mattress

533) This view…I’m not sure how many times I’ve posted this already…but I’m not sure I will ever tire of it. It is different every day.

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.

 

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4 thoughts on “Shake it Off

  1. yes. I am often heaven hungry now that I see my little ones in this broken world. I get hungry for them, and all the little ones. Your list is beautiful. That prayer is hilarious. I feel better now, counting the same over and over. Some things don’t fit into one number.

  2. And so it’s Wednesday and now there are all the Walk with him Wednesday posts to read – but I’m not done with Multitude Monday quiet yet 🙂 And amen – counting these blessings is a blessing in itself 🙂

    My favorite “thank you” from yours list today was: – 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. (wow – because if a little boy prays like that – what will the little boy pray – as a man) {smile}

    This was kind of a joy to read today. Thank you. (◠‿◠)

    God Bless and keep you and all of yours.

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