A Slow Winter

Yes, both little ones are tucked into that wagon, with a pile of blankets, as we head to the church building! :)

Amazing inches of snow, surprising us on the eve of springtime by falling for days this past week, has kept us marveling at the wonder of God’s Beauty, as we wade through the frozen crystalline paths, and toss fluffy handfuls at each other:

“Oh, look what He has made!”

And He says,

“It is good.”

Despite the inconvenience of tires stuck in slush, the disappointment of canceled gatherings, and other frozen mishaps, we are made to slow, and to savor.

As the snow falls, a quietness settles around.

Outings are replaced with stories and songs in front of the fire, cookies are shared in appreciation for help moving the old car (instead of served at a party), garden seeds are put back on the shelf awhile longer; postponing the activity of spring for a few more wintertime snuggles or snowy excursions (with a sturdy wagon!).

I can simply place my hand in His, knowing that the seasons come and go in His time, and rejoice.

{By the way, if you’re looking for some new ideas to inspire little ones in the midst of “cabin fever” and school breaks, perhaps you might enjoy my eBook, A Natural Noel? It’s not just for Christmas!}

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3 comments to A Slow Winter

  • That’s a great attitude to have toward this lingering Winter. I’ve just been feeling disappointed that the groundhog wasn’t right about Spring coming six weeks early. :) It’s nice to have an excuse to snuggle everyone inside, but I’m still looking forward to clear sidewalks for my stroller!


    Michele @ Frugal Granola Reply:

    @Joanna @ Starving Student Survivor, Yes, I’ve been missing our springtime walks, too! I know our stroller couldn’t make it through all that snow. That’s why I was so thankful for our wagon with all-terrain wheels. It has served us well through two snowy winters, now! (It was a gift from Nana.) We don’t have sidewalks, so it’s been good year-round, actually.

    Hope you get some clear paths soon! :)


  • I love that picture!

    We used to bundle up and walk to the church building in the wintertime (occasionally). It was so much fun. Since moving away from Colorado, I really do miss the snow. It is inconvenient at times, but it does bring such a peaceful atmosphere.


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