Tuesday, December 25, 2012

For Now...

   It has been a quiet and unusual holiday; celebrations quite different from years past. Overnight storms brought destruction and power outages to our area along with bone-chilling wind. Gatherings were cancelled due to illnesses so our time was spent helping others work on generators and winterize their homes.
   Either way, the teens gathered at our home for a bit to share in the giving and preparing of things. Stalls were insulated and a sick little goat was tended to. Tonight, dinner rolls rise on the old gas stove while a fire crackles in the fire place. One plucks a new banjo and one chats with a friend...at least we are warm while the wind howls outside.
   For now, we wait for news of restored health and electricity returned. For now, we nestle in..venturing out only when absolutely necessary. Knitting or pick in hand...quilting or a new book..for now, we rest in the knowledge of His love and favor...of together, at least for now.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Banjo picking friends gathering and a warm fire sounds like a great time. Hope your power returns soon.

Dolly Sarrio said...

I hope all of the sick are well soon and that the weather will improve quickly too. We have severe weather coming our way today too. I love the story of what you are all doing and can imagine being there with you. You are a wonderful writer.
Dolly

Dicky Bird said...

I know sickness and bad weather can change plans, however, it sounds like a wonderful evening. I actually LOVE getting snowed in...Blessings from Wisconsin.

Simply Scaife Family said...

It has been a wonderful quiet day. Some are feeling better, but one is still under the weather. Thanks all for the warm well wishes.