Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

Hi and Happy Thursday.  Today, January 25, I wanted to post a Throwback Thursday photo of Ian playing in the snow.  He was about 2 years old when this was taken.  He loved the snow and playing in it then and still does today.

We had a few snow days recently and had time to play in the snow, throw snowballs, and take a walk.  It was wonderful and just as precious as the day of this photo. We have been blessed by this wonderful soul who continues to amaze us each year.  We continue to be thankful for our family.

Today I am also thankful for:

  • Snow days with nowhere to have to be
  • Hot chocolate and giggles after playing in the snow
  • Toast with avocado for breakfast
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
  • Movies at home on the couch
  • Days in pajamas and no makeup
  • Messy hair and extra cuddles
  • Working at home
  • Hot tea, hot coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Reading a favorite new book in three days
  • Library books
  • Family photos and memories
  • Time with friends and family
  • Laughter with loved ones
  • Walks home from school
  • Time to play
  • Time to relax
  • An active imagination
  • The wonder of childhood
  • The blessings of childhood
  • My family who taught me about respect, love, and kindness
  • Songs we love to sing
  • The love of learning and discovery

Hope you have a great day!  Hope you have time with your loved ones and stay healthy!  We know a lot of sickness is going around so we pray for health, rest, and quick recoveries.

Five Minute Friday — Imagine

5minutefridayHi and Happy Friday!  Can you believe it’s the last day of May?  This month went so fast.

Today’s word for Five Minute Friday is Imagine.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

A few things come to mind at first when I think of the word Imagine.

There is an amazing song by the group Mercy Me, entitled, “I Can Only Imagine.”

This song imagines what it would be like to meet God in Heaven.   The singer basically asks would I fall on my knees or just be in total awe.  Each time I hear this song, I get tears in my eyes.

I remember the first time I heard it was soon after the death of a dear friend.  That time I truly cried since I knew that friend was in God’s presence.  Thinking of it now gives me chills.

Another song is “Imagine” by John Lennon.  There is a line in this song about Heaven that has always bothered me.   It states, “Imagine there’s no Heaven, it’s easy if you try.”

I don’t agree with him although it is a compelling song.  I believe in Heaven and know it exists.

Isn’t it funny that my first two items have to do with music when thinking of this word.  The other thing that comes to mind is my son Ian.

He loves to play and imagine.  He is creative throughout the day and loves to make up friends and voices for his favorite stuffed friends.

I love seeing his mind at work and what he comes up with.  It is truly an inspiration.

Being able to imagine a variety of things to me is a gift.  I am so thankful that my son has that gift.

STOP … times up.

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