Monday, January 10, 2011

Leaving fresh prints in new snow

How beautiful the fields of white that sits beyond our farm. The fresh prints of deer and our little red fox and many rabbits that live here with us. Not to mention the little tracks that my children leave. How beautiful!
I have walked this farm in the heat of summer and the bitter cold of ice and this beautiful six inches of white powder that now sits outside my window is one of the most amazing sights.





We have spent our day enjoying daddy and each other. A big pot of chili on the stove and our sled.
We were just kinda still today listening and standing amazed at all the beauty that surround us this day. A brother keeping a cold sister warm and then smiling a smile that warms me down to the core. I wish you could know him. I wish you could see the love that he offers if you stop and take the time to see it. Most people don't..they see a large family and they barely try to get their names, much less their unique differences. But he is an African warrior, and he is worth knowing. God has some BIG plans for this fellow.
He was always stopping to help her up when she fell on the cold floor of ice. I wish you could know him.


Sometimes his smile is still a mystery to me. How he ended up here. How our farm became his home and a part of him. Forever!
How we were chosen to be his and him ours.
Oh the gift of his little foot prints here.



Soul mates riding the hill of their childhoods. Memories that will ride with them through their life. Good times, Good love, and just knowing that they were loved and cherished here. They are known not by their number of birth order or birth place but they are known and loved for just who they are by a mama and daddy who adores them. Their prints are always fresh around here but in six inches of the white stuff I see little foot-prints everywhere... new ones.


Some were scared, some a little dare devilish, and some embarrassed..


Mama couldn't say no as I boarded my own sled and was gently pushed off the hill.
Sweet Lord, thank you for the white stuff that kept my husband home for one more day and kept us together safe and warm and having fun.






The big snow of 2011

13 comments:

Kim M. said...

I've been enjoying all the fun snow pictures from my Alabama friends. So glad you all get to enjoy it. Stay safe and warm!

Heart4Adoption said...

I'm glad that you are getting to enjoy the snow!!! Beautiful pictures and memories:)

Nabila Grace said...

I'm so glad you were able to get snow too! :o) We did over in Chattanooga about 8 inches! What a blessed time of "extra" time with daddy home! ;o)

Renata said...

It looks just so beautiful there Robin! You have a lovely family & you all are blessed to have each other!
Stay warm & enjoy each other
Renata:)

Mrs. Q said...

Dear Robin,

I wish I could know your African Warrior too! How sweet how the Lord brings us different blessings for His purposes. Each one is special.

I just popped in to see if you had updated after yesterday. I've been thinking about you and praying for you. I hope all is well and will look forward to your update.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Q

Renata said...

Hi Robin
Just wanted to check & see how you are going & how the op went. I've been thinking of & praying for you.
Renata

Simply Bonkers! said...

I am awarding you with a Sunshine Award for brightening my day by your blog on a daily basis. THANK YOU!

Sarah said...

What a lovely day...and a lovely family!

Gayle @ TrainingOlives said...

Sweet Robin,
I just saw your last post today. I'm praying for you dear, and I hope so much that the surgery/outcome went well for you.

Amy in AL said...

Just wanted you to know I'm praying for you and wondering how you are. Will continue.

Blessings,
Amy in AL

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Shelby said...

I just found your blog through a friend and I love it! Your family looks just precious - and I could not help but notice the Alabama hats the boys had on in one of the pictures. My husband is from B'ham and he is a die hard CrimsonTide fan! Alabama is definitely home to him, and though we are in Florida right now, he hopes to "buy the farm" one day soon and head back! Love your land and all your pictures. Oh, and we just adopted our fifth child (first adoption) last April - we hope he is the first of many more!

Bria said...

Haha, great pictures! It's so sweet how little things like playing in the snow draws siblings even closer.

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