The first week of January, time to undecorate the house and turn the Christmas lights off. I know I need to even though Christmas is still very much here in my heart. I wouldn’t say I’m sad, it’s just time to move on to the next part of the year on the calendar. It’s been a good week, a bit of an adjustment for the kids going back to school and getting up early again, but good. This morning I look out my window to a most beautiful snowfall. It’s thick and lush, I know because I don’t have my contacts in yet and I can see it. 🙂 I just had to get out there in it. I threw on my sweater, scarf, and boots and took out the compost (yes, I have a compost hole in my backyard…I’m making dirt for the spring planting…very satisfying). I just stood out in the back in my jammies letting His snow kisses fall on my face. As each one settled on my face, I remembered how many times I have continually kissed my babies’/toddlers’/kids’ faces over and over as long as they would sit still and let me. And there I was; sitting still and letting the King of Kings, God Almighty, shower me with His kisses. My heart is encouraged and ready for this new day and new season. Happy New Year!