Well, I didn't exactly do the four questions because we don't live where there is any possibility of snow anymore. However, that hasn't always been the case. For many of our adult years we lived in various parts of the frigid north in the winter, and I have had many wonderful experiences with snow...(and some NOT so wonderful!) We are thankful to live in Florida now, our home state, and not have to deal with snow and ice and all that goes along with that. But Annie's questions reminded me of a time when we had first moved up north to Ohio, and our three sons were little, and this was their very first experience with snow. I originally posted this story here many years ago on one of our "Random Journal Days", as it comes from my own personal journal. I thought perhaps you might appreciate this little story from our past today.
So here is the original post from 2012:
|Little Scotty at Our Big Old Interesting House in Winter|
I'm not sure what "scarlet" has to do with clothing for the family for winter. Scarlet usually means red or bright red colors. Red denotes warmth, so perhaps that is what is meant. Anyway, I think the idea is to be prepared for winter! Make sure your kids have their mittens, scarves, hats, boots, jackets, snowsuits, etc. all ready before the first snowfall!
|Scotty and big brother Benton-first snow!!|
|Matthew and Benton enjoying their first icicles!|
But more than that, the importance of being spiritually prepared to meet our Savior at any time comes more into focus in the wintertime. I have probably prayed more fervently on the roads in the wintertime than at any other time of the year. I've prayed more diligently for my husband and loved ones as they'd travel to and from work or school during a snowstorm or worse yet, freezing rain and sleet. I've had my own close calls several times, and discovered the protective power of God and His angels over me as I narrowly escaped serious accidents.
|The way our big old interesting house looked after the first snowfall|