One of my favorite Scriptures was given to me years ago by an adult student. She often referred to Lamentations 3:22-23 where we’re told that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! There’s a thought with which to begin every day! A whole new day and one less until I’m hugging my daughter and being warmer.
So let’s begin true to form – a weather update. More snow overnight, but the sparkly kind. As sunrise isn’t for an hour-and-a-half yet, you have to look out toward the big yard light to see the sparkles, but they are there. The dogs went out willingly and no “parts” were brought home on the first round. Yesterday morning in the driving wind I was trying to figure out what the “part” was – rabbit, cat, part of a deer? Trying to figure it out without getting too close and trying to get it into a trash bag without touching it, again, in blowing snow and driving wind, all before dawn.
The battle of the “parts” is a story in itself, to be summarized here. I’ve done battle for months over a ribcage with an intact spine attached. Suffice it to say that once bow season (archery hunt for deer) starts in the fall “parts” can become an issue that continues throughout the winter and once things are frozen, there’s no burying. The humor in it, the bright side? Last Christmas when ErinLee let one of the dogs in, he dropped the foreleg of a deer on her bare foot. The squeals, “EUUEEEUUUEEEUUU – MOM!” brought me to investigate and there it lay on the floor of the back porch. I’m smiling now remembering her reaction though I guarantee she’ll be rolling her eyes when she reads this. Anyway, that’s “parts” in a nutshell and the mercies new every morning? It’s above zero, there are sparkles and no parts came in with the first run of the day:) Life is good and I’m one day closer to Christmas with my Meghan in a warmer climate.
So I’m into my new day – coffee with a former student home from college for Christmas, blowing snow from the drive and the mailbox, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning – closets, drawers, etc., prep for tonight’s Celebrate Recovery, oh yeah, more cleaning, actually going to CR tonight with a snow advisory in effect and there you go, another day. Enjoy it, put on some music, smile and dance around your kitchen!! Adieu