Hello & happy new week! I hope your day has been blessed and your week is off to a lovely start. The last few weeks of the end of the year are some of my favorite because of the joy & incessant cheer that seems to be coursing through us all. Oh what a glorious time of year, a time of love and warmth we find in the Lord's love for us, a spirit of renewed and often strengthened hope, and the contentment of treasured times spent at home with those we love most dearly.
And something adding to the coziness of it all? S N O W! If you have been reading my blog for some time, it may be evident that I love Southern life and heritage and it is home to me... but I must admit that snowy, white winters I dream of are one thing that is missing from life here. It is such a rarity that we pretty much never expect anything more than a slight icing over, if that, every year.
But to our surprise, we began this past weekend with an evening of none other than a white, powdery, gleaming...
I felt such childlike wonder, both in the moonlight as the snow fell around me and melted into my hair as I built my tiny snowman (smiles) and again in the sparkling morning sun...
I have loved enjoying the photos that many of you, dear friends, have always shared of your winter wonderland weather and scenery, from Colorado to upstate New York, the Virginias, and more. I feel so blessed to have a bit of a wonderland here this season, too, AND to get to look forward to seeing winter where you are through your posts!☺
Watching the pure, heavenly loveliness surrounding me also made me think of one of my favorite verses that is the reason behind being able to live in every precious moment like these- this season and always- and enables us to live with joy and hope despite trials and our imperfect nature, only through our Savior...
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be made white as snow."
. . .
It may still be technically fall by the calendar, but oh how the
weather feels wintry, and I am so happy it is.
I hope you are enjoying the beginnings of winter where you are!
I wish you a wonderful week, dears!
Hugs and blessings,