Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring Always Comes

 Winter has enjoyed hanging on for quite a while this year. I know that it hasn't been just at our place either, I have heard reports of that over much of the country. Unfortunately a long Winter seemed to bring about a lot of complaining. I do get the fact that we are running low on Vitamin D and are truly craving a little warmth and sunshine but I guess I feel pretty strongly that we should be thank-ful in every circumstance and weather just happens to be some of those circumstances. :-)
 And while we are being thankful amidst the winter it doesn't hurt to truly see the beauty in it too! It is gorgeous! These snow pictures were taken a little over a week ago and though we knew Spring was coming in didn't look so much like it.
 We just need to have a little faith. Genesis 8:22 says: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

 We can trust God that it will come. We can patiently wait for His timing knowing full well that He knows what is best for us.
 And Springtime does come. We celebrate it with some birthday fun.
 By enjoying the bright blue sky.
 Delighting in the buds on the poplar tree.
 Watching things melt away.
 Glorious sunshine! Thank you God!
 Aaron loves the snow when it it here. He loves mountian biking pretty much all the time (snow or mud or) and he loves to kayak. Since he can't ski and skate anymore as the ice was too thin and the snow to spotty he figured it was time to start kayaking.
The river is opening up in the middle and a tiny bit on the edge but there was a huge section of ice in between. He thought maybe he would ram it. No success. That just broke of little chunks but didn't begin to get it all. Next idea - push across the ice to the open water beyond. Back he went to the garage for ski poles and sure enough he was able to sit in his kayak and push himself across and get to the open water. What fun. What a boy!

  Today it was in the 60s. There is still snow but there is more areas of no snow. Spring is here! We knew it would come. God is always faithful!


Nola said...

We keep going back and forth over the last few days. We just started getting spring this past week. Now it is supposed to snow again, then warm up again. Its the familiar tug-of-war between winter and spring!

Connie said...

How brave to go kayaking when there is still ice in the water. I love my kayak, but I'm not even close to being that brave. The weather is warming up around here so it won't be long.
Here's wishing you and your family a sweet spring.
God bless you,
Connie :)

Abbi said...

And now it feels like Summer! I hope you all are enjoying the seasons as much as we are. We went out canoeing tonight, no need to ram our way across ice either. Aaron is brave but sometimes he might be a little to much that way. I wondered later if kayaking in that cold of water may have been a little unwise - but all is well that ends well.


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