Saturday, January 30, 2010

Embracing Joy in the Moment

Gorgeous white snow! We have it here in Tennessee! I can't remember seeing such a beautiful white snow! Savannah was out of school yesterday because of the coming storm and we have been in all day today. We have had anywhere from 4-6" in places. DH went to work both days and actually had two good days. When people have those tax refunds in hand, they are dying to spend it. God is good.

We have had roaring fires each night and there is something so comforting and calming seeing the snow all aglow outside and the light of the fire in the fireplace the only light. The pups absolutely love the heat from the fire and are in heaven. Time seems to slow in front of a blazing fire. DH is proud of the fires he builds.

I was looking out the kitchen window this afternoon and saw my next door neighbor with her sled. She was getting on her stomach and sledding down the hill on her driveway. Lila is probably in her 60's. I love it! This snow brings out the child in all of us. Lila was embracing joy in the moment. One sled was enough for her and she carefully made her way inside. It was a priceless gift seeing her sled. She thinks Brees, her English sheep dog, was the only one who saw her. I wonder if she will tell her two sons, her granddaughter or husband who was probably inside watching t.v. and had no clue she was outside except to let Brees out. Lila made a memory today for herself and gave me a smile.


Jo said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful snow and fire in the fireplace. our day was good, tho.

Cindy Shapton said...

Lila was smart to use a sled, I too went sledding only on my built-in "back side" sled! Got some great snow pictures though...Glad you are enjoying our TN winter :)

Mindy said...

That made me smile too!