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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

1.25.2013

A Moment of Youthfulness

Today, I headed to the store alone.  The snow was falling, and I didn't want the mess of three extra people in the car, so the girls stayed home with Jack.  The roads were covered with snow, and I enjoyed hearing the crunch under the tires.  I arrived in the grocery store parking lot, gathered my stuff and headed in.  I was completely taken by surprise at the giddy feeling of youth as I tromped through the snow, sliding in my boots.  It reminded me of being in school with the anticipation of getting out early due to a snowstorm. 


I miss being carefree.  I miss just trusting in my mom and dad to take care of my every need.  I remember as a child observing my parents, wondering why they worried about things.  I vowed to never be that way.  What happened?  I want to trust in my Heavenly Father the same way I trusted my earthly father when I was a child.  Sometimes, I just want to be that child again.  I need to play in the snow more often.

Once I got back home, I grabbed my camera and walked down the driveway, viewing the downed trees and damage from last week's heavy snow.  I was surprised at how much work needs to be done.  As I was walking down the driveway with the dogs, I slipped and fell.  I laughed the whole time, while my dogs were wondering if I was down on the ground to play with them.

Crazy Canines!


This is the view from the end of our driveway, looking towards our house, which is hidden by the trees.  We have a whole lot of trees whose branches snapped off in the snow and wind this last week.


The girls have been enjoying eating snow.  They have this crazy idea that it is delicious!


Then, they decided dinner would be better if they ate it "picnic style" near the back door.   Making memories.


8 kind words:

The Farmgirl

Hello! I wanted to tell you that I enjoy reading your blog:)I can relate to that wanting to feel carefree again, too! Thanks for sharing your heart...Teresa

The Mac Fam

I love the pics and I am so jealous of the snow.
I guess we can choose carefree...its why Jesus says to Cast our cares on Him...Such truth.

Judi

A great reminder for all of us! Love the "winter picnic" and the beautiful scenery!

Sarah

LOVE that you had so much fun in the snow!

Vicky

I miss living in a place where it snows! It's beautiful! It seems you are going to be quite busy cleaning up all those limbs! BTW, love your boots. I'm glad you had some free time and had a little fun in the process!

I love the photo of the girls having their picnic! What a fun idea!

Anne Krause

Love your boots! I can totally relate....there are times I feel in my heart that I just want to go home again. But those days are gone and I need to recreate those great childhoold memories of mine for my children. I miss being in the country SO MUICH. Prayers needed in that department - we are trying to determine God's will in that area. Enjoy the beautiful snow!

Martha Berry

brrrrrr. Love the snow photos

Stephanie

You are right! We need to be more carefree, but somewhere along the way I, too, lost that complete trust.

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