O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley
In the Northeast winter came in like a lamb with seventy degree weather on Christmas day and headed out like a lion with a Nor’easter on the second day of spring. I’d like to think of today’s storm as winter’s official goodbye. The sun is shining brightly, the snow has passed, and just like that, winter is gone.
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. – Elizabeth Bowen
We had a bit of a snow day indoors as we are still recovering from the dreaded stomach bug. The boys got their hands a bit messy with some painted snow. We filled containers with fresh snow and the boys went to town with paints. They really enjoyed this one.
This winter we focused on our kindergarten materials, enjoyed the occasional outing with friends and family, and our holidays were lovely. We spent many days in fellowship with and rejoicing with our church family. We crafted, read books, and spent time curled up on the couch. Many hours were spent in intense prayer for faithful friends who are still enduring an immense trial.
On the weather front, winter was kind to us this year; we didn’t end up with ten feet of snow from back to back storms or unbearably frigid weather for months on end. Winter was kind this year and we’re all grateful.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake
I hope you had a winter of blessings and your home was full of joy.
The Joyful Homemaker