Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Reflections

Last week we lost our power for three days after a snow storm that piled up as high as a foot of snow in five hours.  This is a picture of my backyard that next morning.

I watched out the window as my husband shoveled snow away from our mailbox, thankful for him doing it and asking God to give him strength to be able to do it.

I couldn't help but notice the large blue spruce in our front yard that was once a gift from my mother for a Christmas tree (2000).  Its rather large now, but the branches which normally rose to the sky now looked like a folded up umbrella with its branches on the ground.

I thought about how much I'm like that tree.  Sometimes I get tired and run down from the busyness of life and when I'm ill.  I feel like I'm going to fall with the weight of it all.

The next morning I saw the same tree, but now with its branches free of snow and lifted to the sky once more.  Wow, did that really touch my heart as I realized how much like me, after I let go of all the baggage and pray for the Lord to refresh me and then I lift my hands heavenward with thanksgiving once more.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A promise to Little Man

I'm not usually one for keeping the twelve days of Christmas, but this year is a little different.  For our Christmas celebration, Little Man along with his little sister and mother were to stay the night, but when his little sister got sick, his mommy decided to take them home.

Little man sat looking up to our large Nutcrackers on top of our bookshelves and said, "Granny will you please keep up those Nutcrackers for me to see one more time?" he said with the most pitiful face. 

"Yes, granny and papa will keep them up for one more visit so you can see them again," I easily said, then I began to wonder how long that might be???

Thankfully I have an artificial tree, so we've kept the lights burning waiting for Little Man's return.  They are coming for dinner this week and we will have one last Christmas celebration and I'm actually looking forward to it!  ;)  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Notebooks & more notebooks!

I have a notebook in every room of my house; seriously, I do!  Lol!  I think its important to have one handy when a name comes into my mind for an elf city, or a scene pops into my head where my characters are having a conversation.

I often get dream scenes in my sleep of my characters facing great challenges, fight scenes or even finding romance.  I quickly take out my nearby notebook & jot it down before I forget it; sometimes even 3:00-4:00AM!

If you're a writer, then you know what it's like; if you're not, then you probably think I'm crazy!  Lol!  Oh well, it works for me!

I hope everyone is having a great start to a New Year with many possibilities!  ;)