|Mt. Hood from the corner of Orient Drive and Waybill Ave. this week|
|Oldest granddaughter, Hayley, creating Snow Girl|
|Molly, Mom-Mary, Hayley and Joy as Snow Girl comes together.|
|Joyous Snow Girl!|
While we live near the base of a mountain that is snow covered during most of the year, we rarely get enough snow down here in the valley to slip slide or play in, but last week presented us with such an opportunity. At our house we got about four inches of snow, enough for my oldest daughter and her three older girls to build a snow girl!
I confess I thought they had built a Snow Hello Kitty, but I was quickly corrected when I praised them for making one. In fact, I was informed that they made Snow Girl, complete with a most fashionable snow bow!
Of course...how silly of me!
Every time we peeked at Snow Girl over the next few days we never failed to smile, and I hope she has the same effect on you as you view her now.
Rain has fallen on Snow Girl, washing her smile away, but the joy her creation inspired is a sweet memory that encourages me.
There are many circumstances in life that are sobering, sad, sickening or scary, and how I cope with those circumstances may be, or seem, mis-guided by those who know me, or think they know me. Still I stubbornly, imperfectly, continue to aim to learn to live lovingly.
This week I have been crocheting more little Christmas wreaths, knitting more rows on a preemie blanket, almost binge watching Hallmark Christmas movies, eating mini peppermint candy canes, reading two Christmas novellas, ["Finding Father Christmas" and "Engaging Father Christmas,"] wrapping presents, and gathering with family and friends at home and church as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, "for to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders, and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
And I have been watching sadly as the rain washes Snow Girl away, even while I fondly remember her joyous creation.
Have you ever created a snow person who has encouraged you?
Wishing you love and joy,
Thank you, Amy, for the Five on Friday link here!