Wednesday, November 27, 2013

1st Snow of the Season

We were in Lubbock on Thursday and by the time we headed home that afternoon, the storm was on our heels. We had a strong tail wind that carried us home and we hunkered down for the first storm of the season that left us with 4 solid inches of good wet snow.


It was a good weekend to snuggle under piles of quilts and let the tea kettle simmer on the stove and that's just what we did. I was recuperating from outpatient surgery so the only pictures you get are from inside my cozy home.


 Crazy cat wanted out:


Nothing serious and I'm fine, but it really was the perfect weekend to lay low and recuperate. And the only reason I mention it at all is so that I can brag on my hubby for a minute. What a guy! I'm telling you, I fell in love all over again with this man who cooked for me and tended to my every need. He did my chores and cleaned the kitchen too. And no, I don't just love him because he does things for me. He's the kind of guy you can count on in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, and through thick and thin...even after 26 years. Our girl told me we were just precious and that she wanted a marriage like we had. I've been praying for both kids and their future spouses from day one. I still shake my head that the good Lord brought us together, but you can bet that I don't take a minute of it for granted. Neither one of us is perfect, far from it, but the fact that we are perfect for each other is one that does not escape me. We make a good team. Marriage requires a lot of teamwork. I still shake my head and count my blessings.

We're gearing up for a quiet Thanksgiving around here and wishing our boy could be home, but our girl will be, and we'll be baking up lots of good things to send his way! The list of things I'm thankful for is long and I'm very mindful of the fact that I ought to be more thankful for them each and every day of the year. And today I am especially thankful for this guy:


Wishing all you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with God's blessing and all of the traditions that bring you joy!



12 comments:

Lee said...

A blessed Thanks-giving to you :) Enjoyed the sweet tribute to your hubby, as I learned, but don't always practice very well, marriage is not 50/50...it's 100/100 and a LOT of personal effort from both parties. Your kitty has beautiful markings. Snow has only hit ground level at our house once in the 17 years I've lived here, it's something I miss from my childhood. Hope your recuperation is speedy.

Deborah Hamilton said...

You are very blessed. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you are well soon.

Vickie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you ! I hope your having a speedy recovery !

Michigan Gal said...

Hugs to all of you and a Happy Thanksgiving as well. Glad to see your snow--You have had a fairly wet year this year--something else for which I know you are thankful. :)

Carol said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Beautiful snow!

Nancy said...

The snow was sent to help you stay inside and get the rest your body needs to recuperate.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Judy Laquidara said...

Sweet! Nothing is a testament to a good marriage like having your kids hope to have the same kind of relationship some day. Kids see it all and I'm afraid too few of today's kids see a good example being set by mom and dad. Glad you're recuperating. Your photos are beautiful. Snow = moisture and that's good, right?

Judith Blinkenberg said...

God is so good, isnt he? Rest and read. I love the snow just for that reason.

Pauline said...

Hope you're feeling better soon and bounce back 100









Hope you're feeling better and will soon bounce back 110%! Snow is beautiful and what strange markings on your cat. In the meantime, take time to recuperate and maybe get some sewing done.







M. E. Stephens said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! It is a great blessing to have a good husband that you fit well with in spite of your own imperfections. I'm right there with you on that! I feel tremendously blessed of the Lord in my marriage too! :-)

You all got quite a snow there! Do you usually get that much snow?

Cats are so funny. The first time I ever let ours out in snow she didn't know what to think and meowed at me as if I was playing some weird game with her and she didn't like and wanted me to stop. hehe

Shelljo said...

Hope you have a fast recovery! Glad to know you are back!

Staci said...

Karin--I'm so happy to know you were well cared for while you recuperated. I have a good hubby, too and know what a blessing it is to have someone to care for you so unselfishly. A true gift from God!

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