The early morning light pours in through the window, spilling onto the floor like a puddle of sunshine.
In just a few short months the yard that is now covered in snow and ice, will give way to the lush greens of Spring.
The fields across the road that are playgrounds for drivers of snowmobiles, and cross country skiers, will be filled with seed.
In the midst of deep winter, there is the promise of Spring and of life.
Spring with all it’s muddiness.
Blue skies and fluffy white clouds.
Roaring winds in kite flying weather
The promise of life in the midst of winter.
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Some days are better than others. Sometimes I feel as if life is flying by and I’m left standing there in the middle of the living room–wondering what in the world just happened. I’m sure you’ve all had days like that. Right?
On some evenings when everything is going as planned it is a beautiful moment to me. A lull in the storms of life. I have a wonderful dinner in the oven, the snow is falling gently outside, the light from the candles I keep in my front windows spills out onto the snowy ground, the kids are quietly working, my husband and I share a joke, I have everything checked off of my to do list for the day, I finally have time to just sit back and relax…..a beautiful moment in time….when everything is perfect.
If you are anything like me, you love those moments. They might be few and far between, but when they happen…well…they are just beautiful.
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Old Man Winter
didn’t knock at my door.
He pounded and slammed,
left mud and snow on my floor.
He was bitter and cold
dressed all in white,
icy blue eyes
and breath with a bite.
I asked him how long
he planned to stay?
Not longer, I pray!
“I love freezing rain,
sleet and snow.
I spread ice
wherever I go!”
I grabbed my mittens
got ready to play
If you can’t beat him, join him
and have a SNOW DAY!
By: Dawn Gibson