1st Snow for 2016
Thankfully we didn’t receive the snow amounts our friends in the north encountered but even the small amounts of snow and ice did cause several days of no school. When coupled with the MLK holiday on Monday, 2.5 days of hanging out at home is what the kids got. My work schedule was affected but primarily because my appointments cancelled. However, I was able to get some things accomplished. One of the “niceties” of working from home is the ability and availability of a snowy walk by the river. I coupled this with a conversation with a friend in Brazil who repeatedly reminded me of the summer weather in Sao Paulo. Admittedly I would rather have 80 degrees instead of 25 but it could’ve been worse. #countmyblessings
We have lots of favorite places to visit but one of our heartfelt favorites is a little-known place called Dataw. Dataw Island is sandwiched in between Beaufort, SC and Hunting Island. This year’s visit was another wonderful memory created as we enjoyed a Low-Country meal, walked the docks and sat on the porch and relished the beautiful sky during sundown. The journey of life can offer some incredible detours. Dataw Island is definitely on our “keep” list.
So, I finally finished the Mueller autobiography which evolved into a nightly discussion/study with my son. This was very beneficial for him to hear of a man who lived the bulk of his life by faith. We had a brief stint of total reliance upon our Heavenly Father but nothing to the extent of George Mueller. Well worth the read.
Now we're into 2016 and of course with a new year comes new ambitions, changes, heartaches, etc... I stopped the resolution practice many years ago which makes the new year much less stressful. However, I still consider change. I'm learning as I grow older "change" is more constant than I probably realize but instead of fighting it, I'm working to embrace the good and avoid the bad. A great example of the good change is seen in the picture below.
I was winterizing my boat and for some reason looked upwards to see this huge bird gliding over our property. I had my binoculars in the forward lazaret and was amazed/overjoyed to confirm it was indeed a Bald Eagle. I have seen them on the lake a few miles down and up stream but never have I seen one directly over our house. I snapped the picture and tried to zoom in but the intermittant rays of sunshine prevented me from accuratley getting a better shot.
Bald Eagles, once again freely flying across our nation is definitely good change.
Periodic updates from our family.