this morning, i woke up to a winter wonderland. i was only kidding when i said i needed a blog for weather reporting, really i was!! but somehow, at this time of year, if i don’t mention our weather - why it just wouldn’t be Canadian!
actually, this brings out the other issues i thought my blog would contain a lot more of . . . my faith and living with my husbands disabling, chronic pain . . .
while the weather is lovely for staying indoors and admiring, it really can create havoc when you live in the country ... i look out at our snow covered decks, walkway and vehicle . . . and i need to "get tuit" to clear a path . . . we have wonderful neighbours, who snow blow our driveway and would help more, if i asked . . . but i don’t ask (unless i’m in the ditch or something!), tho' i gratefully accept the help when offered . . .
with a house there are so many things to be done . . . and the sad truth in our litle world is that because of my husband's declining health, it becames a major effort for him to sweep the steps . . . the 10 minute task could put him in bed for the rest of the day . . . his health has totally side-lined him, which can be pretty hard on an ex-jock who is used to being in the playing field . . . i do my best, but i seem to be this "Lucy" type of klutz who makes a mess at every turn!!!! as i type this, i’m chuckling at my own mental images . . .
Leo and i seem to be at a crossroad in our lives . . . do we keep living in our sweet little pine/cedar home here in cottage country? or do we move into one of the towns near us? hmmmmm . . .
we are seeking God’s direction . . . with an open mind and a ready heart . . .
if we lived in a town, there would be churches near by (i miss sitting in a hard pew, singing along with the congregation, listening and sharing our faith) . . .
doctors and hospitals would be closer too . . . it is a 40 minute car ride to see the doctor and this Leo barely endures now . . .
on the other hand, we love our home . . . it is everything we prayed for . . . within these 4 walls, we have built our own little world and we know that it has been a blessing to us, and we hope to those that visit us . . .
well enough musing . . . i must go throw another log on the fire (ya, i really do that, the wood heat is better for Leo’s aching bones) . . . but it feels good to see these thoughts in black and white . . . out here in blogland . . . i feel excited about the future, knowing that God's timing is the best timing of all ...
"Nothing lies outside of the reach of prayer
except that which lies outside of the will of God."
Breakfast with Jesus by Greg Laurie