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.
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.
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