Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A couple of days ago, I woke up to snow falling on my face. No I wasn't camping, I was in my own bed. For those of you who have visited our home, it may not seem so far fetched. We live in a trailer, provided by the camp, that was constructed in the early 70's. We have 3 inch walls and single pane, crank out windows. However, over the last 30 plus years, all but a couple of them fail to close completely. In the winter I do my best to cover them in plastic but honestly, when we have our wood stove going and the temperatures reach the 90's in our house, I like having a window to open. Obviously, as the fire dies down throughout the night, the temperature also plumets causing, crazy things to happen like... our pillows freezing to the wall from the moisture in our breath. So as I struggled to open my eyes with snow melting on my face, I thought, "how many people get to experience this?" And I also thought about the stories I will tell my grandchildren some day. But most of all I thought about how good God is to provide housing for us..... and..... that I need to get some plastic for the windows.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
Ethan came so close to losing an eye today. A broom he was playing with was missing the plastic cap over the end of the handle. So there was some jagged metal hanging out there and he fell on it, puncturing his eyelid. Praise God it was high enough to avoid his eyeball but it was a scary moment for me. So he has a "mommy-made" eyepatch now that he is pretty proud of.
We also got our first snow of the season over the weekend and throughout this week. It is only about 5 inches, but it is beautiful.
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