Monday, January 13, 2014

Snow Go

So you know that part in Winnie the Pooh where Pooh's tummy is soooo rumbly and he can't think of anything but honey no matter how hard he tries?  And then every word coming from everyone's mouth in his mind becomes... "honey... honey, honey, honey, hoooooonnneeeyyy."  Yeah, well that was what the start of this new year was like except it wasn't as sweet as honey... it was boatloads of snow.  Snow, more snow, snowing, still snowing, snow everywhere, snow crazy, snow joke.  

Turns out, I actually like snow.  And this snow was beautiful.  The kind of snow that hangs on to each branch for dear life and lingers there for days.  The kind of snow that glistens with each ray of light.  The kind of snow that makes you feel like you are in a real-live snow globe.  I loved it.

But... it definitely put a PAUSE on life.  Our normal-ness was gone and in its place was a homebound family not use to being so... homebound.  And in my go-go-go pattern, I was itching to get this year started off in a way that was just-so and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't compete with nature.  

Looking back, I think God knew that the entire Midwest just needed one more week to catch up on sleep, take down Christmas decorations, eat extra cookies and chocolate and steal more and more snuggles with those sweet babes.  That blanket of snow was just a reminder to slow down, focus on what is important and give yourself grace.

And so, I embraced a delayed start to 2014... and savored in these special moments that would have never happened otherwise...

Here's what we did with the Blizzard of 2014... we played, my husband shoveled, there was one rescue when the snow was too deep, we went on sled rides, climbed mountains, drank lots of hot cocoa, and bundled up.

I am hoping that you are enjoying your start to your new year whether you are off and running or taking a slow start.  Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous pics...that closeup of Lilah is beyond beautiful....Glad you had the slow-down week too!!