Friday, October 12, 2012

Your Day


Some parts of the earth are governed by weather.  Birthdays fall during calving and weddings are planned around harvest. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter don't mean much. Rain gauge's, the blistering sun, and a chinook arch are a bit more weighty. The coffee shop full of the mood of farmer's hinge on weather. 

I've come to realize more and more our seasons here, however they are measured, are to be treasured. As much as I hold the days that will soon know only a short amount of sun at arm's length, I know each one is a gift! We can't complain about the snowfall and in the same breath be grateful for the day we are here.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, more and more I'm taking cues from the little rotter's that patrol around this house. Seeing snowfall was about as exciting as gracing the gates of Disneyworld. 

"It snowed lots and lots! Let's go out there! Let's make tracks, throw snowballs, make snow bears....COME ON, Momma."

So, the pulling out of snow pants, boots and coats left a huge mess in my back entrance. It was almost photo worthy, but at the same time I didn't want to immortalize that look. Four seconds of, "Could you please find a pair of mittens?" resulted in a huge bin of winter gear being emptied. 
Petie, you are given the name of Auntie. You have saved tiny ears for two seasons now. 

Now, join me, this year, instead of being fearful of the weather that's encroaching, embrace it. Every moment you want to get your back up about it,  I know I will have many, utter your hallelujah song. Notice the tiny snowflakes, the frost on the glass and take note of the joy in the three year old down the road. Momma's make your first batch of play dough, and neighbour ladies, make a strong cup and sit down to your sewing machine. This is your season, the one you are given today and bow your heart to the grace of the gift. 

I'm working on it.





15 comments:

Bonnie said...

Can I just say "Amen". Each day is such a gift, and your snow is lovely. We should take our cues from children, in all their innocence. Yours are darling!. Haveing said all this, I am glad we just got rain today. But the snow is coming, I know it.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Such a wonderful post and a beautiful reminder! Thank you friend.

Karen said...

Now look at the beauty in those leaves graced with autumnal color and frost-white snow....

Crystal said...

Oh how I wish I could embrace winter like that, but not so much anymore, although I do like a winter day when its warm and the sun is shining and I can ride in the snow, that is a good day. But not one with wind that I don't care for so much. Although I do have to admit snow sure makes stuff pretty :)

Faye Henry said...

OK child... I will work on it, too.. Seeing as you put it so nicely.. smile... Lovely post...

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Oh, how beautiful! I am feeling a bit guilty about minding the little chill we have here now. :)

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh yes! Each day is a gift. Today it was warm and I got 4 miles in on foot. I also poured that coffee and sewed awhile. Gifts. Lovely post, Cheyenne. Thank you for the reminder. Those Kiddles and so darn cute!

Rachel said...

Those babes are SO precious!! :)

What a great post, girl, a sweet, sweet reminder. Thanks!

LeAnna said...

Cannot even fathom snow in October! I do hope it snows here this winter, the kids are both old enough to thoroughly enjoy it, and the hot cocoa that follows. I do sort of dread "bad" snow storms (ahaahaha, says the southerner) because we have a contract with a company who wants their parking lots spic and span at any sign of frozen precip. That all = no Honey man to snuggle with, but we survive. :) Lots to be thankful for.

Blessed weekend to you and yours!

Jessy @ WestEastern said...

I love this post for a thousand reasons. Great photos, great message but mostly the great reminder that each day and each season is a gift in the purest form.

I hope you have a beautiful autumn day today :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Wonderful words and a great reminder to enjoy all the days we are given, Cheyenne. I will try hard to remember this as the days get colder. Your little ones are adorable.

Petie said...

I love it!!!! It looks so cute on her with those big blue eyes. We have the opposite weather problems. Your snow looks beautiful, but just like our heat, I am sure it gets old. I love the paragraph, "I've come to realize more and more...You are so right, gratitude is everything. Hugs

quintuplicatemom said...

I love this! Let's keep up the courage together, sista, and make this winter a time to remember!

Meghan said...

"This is your season, the one you are given today and bow your heart to the grace of the gift."

I love those words. I am working on it too...

So glad to have found you. Your words hit me right to the core. Such beautiful thoughts on your blog.

xo

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I'll do my best to embrace winter (and we haven't even started with the snow and ice yet) - it's a good strategy to enjoy life rather than tolerate it.

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