Yesterday all that white fluffy stuff spilled upon us like sand in an hourglass. It just kept coming and coming, with no end in sight. It wasn’t a particularly hard snowfall, with limited visibility, but it certainly added up to a lot before it was finished! As the children go tromping outside today, I expect to see one or two of them fall, and struggle to get up in the massive snowdrifts. Our driveway will be a mess for quite a while, and the animals will require extra work with the frozen water and no pasture to graze. However, the snow will provide snow-ice cream, sledding trips, ice skating parties, rosy-red cheeks, and quiet, peaceful evenings. I enjoy winter as long as no driving needs to be done.
I had to think about that snow as it was falling. The constant, repetitive snow. Hour after hour. What a reminder about how we are to raise our children! Every concept, every situation is to be like that snowfall. Gentle, consistent, regular.