Thursday, February 18, 2010
Amidst unbelievable amounts of snow -- a phenomenon for which I am still stunned -- there were many unexpected finer things...
The wisdom of a husband who shoveled in shifts, rather than try to do it all at once.
The companionship of neighbors who helped dig out our driveways and uncover our cars.
The joy of playing an antique game with my children.
The giggles of children playing on snow piled over their heads.
The calm of an anxious child who didn't worry when the snow blew so hard we could barely see our backyard.
The comfort of a warm mug of hot chocolate after hours (& hours) of shoveling.
The strength of men - who shoveled the roof of our church so that we could worship together.
The blessing of a slow melt when a fast melt would simply mean flooding.
The generosity of a former neighbor who loaned his mega snowblower so that my sister and I could clear my Dad's driveway a week after the second blizzard.
The love of a God so big he can still make my jaw drop and so merciful He forgives me when I rail against his creation.
These are just a few of the finer things I've been blessed with recently.
What unexpected blessings have come your way this week?