Monday, March 2, 2009

confidence

We've been waiting for snow all winter long. Sometime in November, I pulled all the winter gear out of storage. I really wasn't sure what we had and what would still fit...I cringed to think what it would cost to buy snow pants and boots and coats for all three kids. As we went through the bag of snow pants and boots and tried on items we were all pleasantly surprised that we were covered for the winter. Everyone had at least one pair of snow pants, a coat and boots to wear for the snow season. Yeah!! As we were celebrating the score of being outfitted for winter, I made a comment about how it was good that we had gear in case we got some snow. John Samuel looked me right in the eye and said with confidence, "Mom, God wouldn't have given us all this stuff if He wasn't going to send us snow to play in." Man - such simple faith. Such childlike trust. Blow me over....(why don't I always have that kind of confidence in what God is able to do?) So we've been watching and waiting for a snow worth suiting up for. But...we've never gotten the snow. We have had lots of ice though. Just this past week, I was ready to give up the hope of snow (actually I pretty much had). I was ready to pack up the snow gear and put away the sleds...and then we heard on Saturday that a big snowstorm was potentially headed our way.

This morning, we woke up to 3 inches and it's still snowing. Did you hear the squeals of delight? (That was me..the kids are still asleep) Three inches is critical, because in order to get a snowday (of which there's usually just one given by me since we're at home schoolers) we have to have 3 inches or more. (Course, I'd have given it to them anyway.) So YEAH!!!! Thank you God for coming through...once again. Now, I just need my boy to wake up this morning without the fever he's had for three days! Guess I'll practice some of that faith...


"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." Psalm 27: 13

6 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

yeah! a snow day!!
go out and have some fun!

mark said...

you go js! i love that strong declaration of dependence. dependence on the giver of every good and perfect gift ... like a snow day! get better, big man.

Missouri Mommy said...

You always bless me! Thank you for sharing your heart which is usually the same things I and others are dealing with! Have a great time in the snow!

Journeying Five said...

enjoy the snow, if you would like more you could have some of ours! we have plenty!

Rachel Marini said...

Beautiful entry :) Oh, to have the faith of a child. What type of camera do you use? It takes great pictures.

jo ellen said...

finally some snow...yeah! i'm sure you called for a snow day!