January 3, 2011

Just Enough Snow

The snow fell quietly one night last week.
Only a few inches laid on barren yards,
but it was enough.
Enough to raise expectations and anticipation in all my children.
They arose early the next day.
Peering out the windows, they guessed how much snow fell.
Disappointment in not getting 'snowed in,' quickly dissipitated
as they started discussed the snow ball fights to be won,
snow men to be built,
and snow angels to create.
The children waited until the clock chimed an acceptable hour 
for loud outdoor play noise in our neighborhood of homes,
and then they raced out of the house.

their first snowman of the season
Today, I am joining with the community of ladies expressing gratitude at A Holy Experience
to our Heavenly Father for his bountiful blessings.

151.  enough snow for play last week

152.  the all out neighborhood snow ball fight

153.  the first snowman of the season

154.  hot cocoa mugs with extra marshmellows enjoyed by little ones after a cold morning spent playing in the snow

155.  warming toes

156.  snow covered clothing drying on the racks

157.  getting an extra season out of snow boots

158.  giggles as snow adventures are told

159.  riddles and silly word plays being shared one evening

160.  finding the small water leak that led to finding the shower wall needed replaced that led to finding the roof on the house needed replaced on the day after we found out our oldest needs orthodontic work, and resting in the assurances that God will provide

161.  a trusted Christian brother's advice on how to evaluate the leak

162.  the employee of the construction company (a stranger) and my husband finding common ground in Christ and sharing part of their testimonies

163.  family, friends, and neighbors eager to help with labor and construction materials

164.  my husband who held me close in his arms while I cried out my frustrations the evening of the day we found the leak

165.  being able to laugh (now) at the absurdity of the events that led to finding the roof leak

166.  encouraging words from family and friends

167.  prayers lifted to the throne of God on our behalf

168.  the evidence of maturity developing in our oldest in his decisions and thought processes 

169.  my daughter's idea to have a family make-your-own taco dinner for New Year's Eve and the fun dinner we had

170.  being able to introduce our children to The Sound of Music

171.  spending time just cuddling with our youngest son

172.  making an ordinary dessert special with my oldest daughter

173.  spending time visiting with family at their house

174.  feeling refreshed after taking a break from school

175.  having warm flannel sheets to put on the children's beds


  1. what a wonderful list of blessings!

  2. Cute snowman! Isn't snow wonderful. :)

  3. What a day that must have been. I'm so glad you now can laugh at the series of events...trust in our Lord...and count it all as blessing.

    Let us know when it's time for the work to begin.

    I was hoping to get The Sound of Music for Christmas, but we didn't. I think M would enjoy it. I struggle with borrowing from the library...our in town library charges fees for AV materials. The other library (over the county/state line) that I typically use is just too hard to get to every three days. But we have plenty to keep us busy for now.

    I really like your blessing lists!

  4. snow is so much fun!!! and sounds of music is the BEST!!!

  5. I just found your blog from aholyexperience.com.... and I love it! beautiful pictures and posts! I will be a follower for sure!

    Amanda @ www.raisingtomorrowsmen.com

  6. Hey there! I just found your blog through A Holy Experience and I'm so glad I did. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!


  7. We had our first snow of the season last week, but it was a whopper! A blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on us. My children were so happy. Thanks for sharing your list!

  8. What a blessing!!! Isn't it wonderful how ordinary, simple days hold rich blessings?! Love your list.

    Blessings to your family in 2011!


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