Snow on Lilacs

Bittersweet, this snowfall, knowing that the spring-greening around us is endangered, but oh so pretty. I’ve never seen grass and purple lilacs dusted wiBlossom in Lilacth snow…it felt like a gift. I was baking cherry pies and honey-oat bread the day it came down. And hey, if I can’t have the windows open when I’m baking, flurrying snowflakes are the next best–if only for the cozy-factor!

We’ve been busy this week…washing woodwork, window panes and curtains. My bathroom window is the bane of my housekeeping existence…it’s old, and I’ve sanded and repainted the silly thing three times since our move here nine years ago. Still the paint peels, mildews, etc. So every spring and fall, I attack the thing. That was Monday…when the weather was nice enough to have the windows open while I worked! (Good thing with all the chlorox fumes!)

Are you ready for a special Easter? We are. White shoes and dresses all lined up… (new shoes/socks, old dresses) 🙂 Hearts excited for tomorrow’s worship, and an afternoon/evening to spend together.

Have you ever heard the Ray Boltz song, “Watch the Lamb”? It’s a favorite at our house, and the lyrics make for a special discussion of just what Jesus did for us so long ago…go read them, and if you have children, print it off and discuss how it must have been for the little boys in the song…seeing a bleeding and thorn-crowned Saviour stumbling under the weight of the cross.

I’m so thankful for the enormity of all He endured for me.

Happy Easter, my friends…