FEBRUARY FACE

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“You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness.”

William Shakespeare

Well, the meteorologists in Minnesota must be turning cartwheels and flips this morning.  We broke the all time record for snow in the month of February.  I don’t feel particularly excited about it, as you can tell by the last few posts I’ve written.

In this shortest month of the year, we’ve managed to close schools for more days than usually allotted for snow days.  Extreme cold and over average snowfall even caused the post office to close.  Enough already!  This will be my last post complaining about our fate in Minnesota.  I have actually become part of the landscape and am now permanently frozen under a mound of record snow.  Snow angels are not an option and our dog has given up eating so he won’t have to deal with the high snowbanks.

When you’re a child, fresh snow that’s perfect for making snow forts and snowballs is delightful. When you’re beyond 70 it brings added aches and pains, anticipation of the same and sadness that you can’t help in the removal of it. When we reach the winter of our existence, it’s even harder to put on a happy face. For one thing, our faces have been frozen into blank expressions. Our eyes are staring ahead in a daze. Our bodies just can’t keep up anymore. This year I don’t think the elderly are the only ones who feel that way.

It isn’t just the snow.  It’s all the stuff that goes with it.  Thankfully, we don’t have to face a daily commute to work anymore.  We don’t have to drive through blizzard conditions to get our children to school.  Unless we wish to be completely out of touch, however, the driveway must be cleared and snow removed from vehicles.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a robot to take care of that chore? 

Just as we struggle through the mounds of crud in our lives every single day, we often face obstacles one right after the other.  It’s not easy doing anything alone, but with God as our strength, we can endure just about anything.

Lord, please bring sunshine back to our February faces!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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14 Responses to FEBRUARY FACE

  1. I can’t even imagine. I live in the mountains and am on my way outside to shovel at the beginning of our storm today. I’m not looking forward to it. Stay safe and warm!

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    I hope you have plenty of eggs, bread, and milk.

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  3. Whereas y’all have had snow, we have had weeks of constant rain, flash floods and unrelenting fog— I think not only is God upset with the US so is the sun!!!!!
    😬😖

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  4. Rebecca says:

    We flew in for a visit with our daughter the day of the big storm. The airport closed down for a while and our flight was delayed, but we finally arrived. It was amazing to see all the snow plow trucks working on the runways at the airport. Your area does a great job of keeping the streets cleared. We don’t have that in the south, which is why snow storms cripple us so. I thought it was beautiful, but I know it would be hard to deal with on a daily basis.

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