Accumulations

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.

“Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little”  ~Isaiah 28:9-10
Here’s for today:  Let us make it a day of repetition.  Give hugs on a schedule.  Smile at your little ones over and over and over again.  Choose to laugh.  Don’t be worried, Mama!  All you need to do is the ‘little stuff’ over and over again.
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