Last night I went to bed grumpy - the kids had been snuffling around for days, and all they had done all day was watch movies on ABC Family Channel (which should change its' name, but that is for another rant). Joe was the exception - he felt fine, and had no brothers to play with, so by bedtime he was literally bouncing off the walls.
All I could think about was, "Please no snow. Please, everyone well. I want to go to Christmas Eve service. I want to go out to eat. I want to drive around and look at lights. I want my mom and stepfather to be able to come over for dinner Saturday. Please. No snow."
Sometimes I think God must just shake his head in wonder at our lack of vision, our silly little plans.
I woke up this morning to a text from Nevin, with a picture of a snowy field. He is sitting in a tree with a bow, drinking coffee and enjoying the snow, hoping a deer will wander by.
The boys got up, looked out side, and immediately became quite well enough to go outside. Surely, no one is too sick to play in the snow! It is a miraculous cure! They are still a little snuffly and coughing, but the weather didn't cause it, and it won't hurt, especially if I fill them up with warm, homemade cocoa when they come in.
I asked, "If you are well enough to go outside, are you well enough to go to church tonight?" They say they are. Henry says he is definitely well enough to go out to eat!
So, whether or not we can get out tonight, we'll leave up to God. If not, I have plenty of food for dinner, snacks to celebrate Christmas Eve, things to do, and I am going to do a little bit more baking today. I am sure Mom and Dave will be able to make it over tomorrow, and if not, the food will keep and we will certainly be able to enjoy time together on Sunday instead.
"Therefore do not be anxious about tmorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matt 6:34 ESV
And now, some pictures of our country winter wonderland!
|The view from my front porch - the fire pit, playset and garden look much prettier than they did yesterday!|
|Our chicken condominium complex. Chickens don't particularily care for the snow, so they are all inside where it is warm and dry|
|And the view off our back deck. We live in a cleared spot in the middle of the forest, so yes, there are trees in every direction.|