Friday, January 15, 2010
Yearning for Spring......
I'm sure most of us that don't live in the deep south (and maybe even them as well) are yearning for spring. Unless you are one of those deeply disturbed people who actually LIKE winter, and then you can just stop reading right now. I'm in a slump. I don't like winter. Let me clarify, I like winter until Christmas is over, then I'm ready for Spring again. I'd like to have roughly 4 weeks of winter, from Thanksgiving until the day after Christmas, then it can get back to being spring. I need sunshine........I need it so much! Today was gloomy, foggy, dark, dank, muddy......I could go on and on. I feel so trapped, so down, so sluggish! As I was doing chores just now my boots were sinking down into the sucking deep and I was reminded that I'm not fond of this time of year!
I must take time to tout my blessings though. Dwelling on my blessings helps me to get through the winter doldrums! I'm so thankful for my two new barns. This is the second winter of having them, and they are such a glorious blessing. My old barn looked like a hog slough for the entire winter. My new barn that my goats and horse live in is nice and dry and sound and clean and wonderful. The other new barn is where I house my hay and our bunnies. It also is warm, clean and dry! I'm blessed to have a nice solid house for my chickens to live in.
My husband has an amazing job that he has been blessed to be at for 8 years now. He has worked his way up in the company and I'm so very proud of him for his work ethic, determination and drive.
I'm blessed with a beautiful daughter that is kind, caring, intelligent, strong willed. She has integrity and grit and I am so proud to be her Mama!
We have our lovely place and a snug home to live in. We have enough land to suit our purposes, but not so much that it's difficult to take care of. I'm blessed with a husband and daughter who truly want Mama to be at home and who don't mind making sacrifices of material things to keep me here.
I'm thankful for the beautiful world that God has given us to live in. He truly is the Alpha and the Omega, the King of Kings and my Lord and Savior!
I'm even thankful that God in His infinite wisdom created 4 separate seasons of weather. The dreary gloomy days of rain, mud, and cold only reinforce the beauty of the summer days to come!
I hope that as you are waiting for spring, you can find some things to be thankful for as well.
Till next time...............GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!