It is so hard to believe that this photo was taken just under two weeks ago, and since we have weather ranging from 50-74 degrees! This shows the morning after our last snow storm (in March) that consisted of 8" blanketing our front yard. You can see the path that circles our yard from the tracks of sons truck.
Since before my son could walk on his own this little tot could entertain himself for hours by just pushing something around a room........ anything that would move. Now at age 7 he still loves anything with wheels. Inside or out it does not matter, this is still his favorite activity.
The thing is, he is perfectly content (in the freezing wet snow) to steer in circles, driving the same path over and over.
I however, am not like that at all. It is no secret that I dislike winter and snow. OK, I'm being nice......let's face it I HATE IT! I know hate is a strong word but I do, I really really do!
Olof (from from Disney's Frozen) and I would make good friends! I think of the lyrics his song In Summer.
When life gets rough I like to hold on to my dream
Of relaxing in the summer sun just lettin’ off steam!
But really though, I struggle so much in the winter! And I have been working through a few raw emotions to get to the reasons why this is a struggle for me.
Y'all know I function best on a good routine. And for a work-at-home mama, normal routine is tossed out the window with the wintery mix on those snow days and delayed school openings! I have lost count how many bootcamps I've missed because of school delays and closures. A peek into my "messy" emotions.....ANGER! Last years winter was even more of a struggle for me but God has really been working on my heart for sure. After working so hard to get healthy and build a routine the endless school cancellations and delays just left me frustrated and angry ...........then depressed and frustrated.......then anxious......and back to angry! Ok you get the picture.
Curious people these Israelite's, they had been blessed with freedom from their slavery to the Egyptians and promised a land of Milk & Honey, yet they complained at every turn. And when they thought that God had abandoned them because they weren't satisfied with the plan, they fashioned a golden calf to worship. Complaining and Idolatry.......Whew!
Oh, wait! That's me! Grip, Grip, complain , complain. "Another school delay? When is this winter going to be over? I hate the cold! These delays and closer's mess up my routine!"
"Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”
Be Blessed my dear Rubies,