Friday, August 19, 2016

January 25th Snow

A much needed blanket of fresh snow is falling outside as I sit curled up in the chair with our 5 month old puppy. I consider it my birthday gift. I'm turning over a new snowflake so to speak - entering a new decade. Forty. It reminds me of when I first starting blogging ten years ago on the eve of my 30th birthday. I was content. I wasn't upset about getting older. I had two beautiful children, a loving husband, and the love of friends and family near and far. Like then, today feels like a milestone - something to celebrate and not dread. Today I have THREE beautiful children, a husband who loves me, and the love of more friends and family near and far. I also have more wrinkles, more free time, more hobbies, and more life experience.

The Bible verse I've claimed for this year is "Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14) and if I've learned anything in my 40 years I hope that it's that - love is all you need. The love of my Savior and my family.  I can find the good in any situation if I have that. So today while I savor a quiet day snug as a bug in my cozy little home I will drink my tea, snuggle with the puppy, crochet, read a book, and eat wild rice soup. I might even get to watch some birds visit our feeder.

The kids will come home this afternoon on their best behavior and we'll go sledding, drink hot chocolate, and play the balloon volleyball game in the living room. I'll make my favorite enchiladas for dinner and the kids will go to Awana.

 Simple joys with the loves of my life.

What a perfect way to turn 40.

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