Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Earlier this week, we received just a dusting of snow here in central Ohio. Not nearly the deluge that hit most of the East Coast, but it was enough to set the mood for the week leading up to Christmas. I must admit that our busy lives had kept us from reflecting on the specialness and significance of the season in the weeks leading up to today. However, as I sit here on the couch with a full belly and warm heart, thoroughly drinking in the love and laughter of my family as they enjoy their Christmas treasures, I am overcome with the knowledge that we are truly blessed and loved by our Heavenly Father. It's funny how things like a little snowfall, the smells of good food, and the laughter of loved ones can prepare you for that realization...

These photos were taken in the early morning, just before sunrise, from our back patio. The low light makes the scenes seem black & white. Most of the snow in the trees was gone by noon, but lasted long enough to set the mood for what has been a wonderful week.



Michelle said...

Boy, do I miss these scenes. Toby and Tate were making snow angels on our dining room floor the other day. They don't know what they are missing, do they? Happy Holidays!

Diane said...

I agree with your sentiment. We are truly blessed and loved.

And isn't the picture in your mind of Toby and Tate making snow angels in the dining room just about the saddest thing ever??

When she told me that, I wanted to run some snow down there right away.
We had two feet of snow! It was incredible.
Miss you tons, my brother. Tons.