I am a summer-time girl. I love beaches, sunshine, and warmth.
So needless to say, all of this snow here in Michigan is getting "old." Last year we had the craziest March ever. On St Patricks day, it was about 75-80 degrees out and and I was laying out in the sun in my backyard in a bikini reading while my kids were at school. This year... I have a feeling I will be shoveling snow. Ok, not really, since my husband is sweet enough to always do it, but still, I might be OUT in the snow, lol.
The boys had a snow day yesterday. I was glad, I really wanted the extra sleep since I had worked late the night before. Here's a picture of our poor tree in the front yard. I'm not sure of the type of tree that it is, but it has beautiful flowers for about one to two weeks in the spring. All of the snow on it made me worried that some of the branches might snap, but they were ok...
I know that God gives us seasons for a reason, and that even in our own lives we will go through different "seasons." I remember as a young mom, people telling me that it was just a "season" I was going through with the kids. That colic would go away, they would learn to put their toys away, etc. It seems like a lot of country songs are based on this subject. It also reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3:1-7
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak
So, I know that summer will come soon... That we have to go through winter to make it to spring and summer, and that God wants us to enjoy each moment and live in this moment... So even though I am cold and longing for walks outside that don't involve winter boots, scarves, and ear muffs, I will enjoy the winter. After all, sitting in front of a window watching the snow fall with some hot tea, electric blanket, and a good book really isn't that bad....