Christmas in Snomaha

Woke up early this morning and knew we must have had snow. There’s a different kind of light from through the shades when it snows, it’s a blueish white light, and it’s brighter than mornings usually are. It’s like nature goes “Quick! Wake up and enjoy this white blanket of beauty before it gets touched!”

I smiled, checked my phone and indeed we were having snowfall last night into this morning. I rolled over, grunting and huffing with the weight of my 39-week belly, and caressed my dear husband’s face in the pale blue light. He made a sweet sound and turned his body toward me, nuzzling his head into my arm. I kept petting his hair for a while, and the thought occurred to me that these are the last few days I’ll ever have him totally to myself, without our children demanding his or my attention. I got suddenly sweetly jealous, but the feeling was quickly overwhelmed by the warm sensation of total adoration for this man I have chosen to live my life with.

Without opening his eyes, he mumbles, “You know what’s the most reassuring thing to me?” “Hmm?” I mutter. “That you look at me the same way I look at you.”

Today we’ve had a most welcome snow day. Our dogs have had the time of their lives romping around in the perfect white 6 inches outside. We took them on a long walk, which left me rather embarrassingly winded, and hubs started working on a big luge track in our backyard hill. Unfortunately due to the snow being a total surprise and the roads not being treated, we’ll have to skip the Christmas Eve service at church and our annual tradition of hibachi dinner. 

Something tells me though, that God has a very sweet, significant evening and first Christmas Day away from home & family planned for us. His plans are always better than ours anyway. While we wait not-so-patiently for the arrival of our favorite Christmas present to join us, I know He will continue to fill these moments with glorious meaning, and that this will be a time in our lives we will never forget.

  

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2 thoughts on “Christmas in Snomaha”

  1. I stumbled across your blog quite by accident and must say as a mother of 3 daughters near your age, I love what you write. Your faith, your relationship with your husband, and the honest journey and discovering motherhood is so refreshing. Your frugal decisions remind me of my husband and me when we were first married 30 years ago. I cannot wait to read about the arrival of your daughter and future adventures. You have an amazing life ahead of you!! FYI–you ARE beautiful in your photos!!

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    1. What a wonderful comment to wake up to! Thank you so much for sharing, I really appreciate you. Being young, married and starting a family often makes me feel like I’m the object of the most criticism especially online. It’s such a harsh wife vs wife, mom vs mom, woman vs woman community. So to hear positivity is a most welcome relief 🙂 Thank you.

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