Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Warm Homecoming

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in
On silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

I love this quote but I wouldn't go so far to say, that these last few days, we were children once again.  Unless we were children like the Little Match Girl.

Who remembers the Little Match Girl?

Today, Lilah Rose and I were happy to give my husband a very warm homecoming.  He has been away on business on the frozen tundra of Michigan.  I guess tundra is a bit of an exaggeration! He was very near Lake Michigan/Mackinac Island. Though the temperature here in North Carolina barely rose above the 20's, Michigan was much much colder.

Tonight, we are enjoying a quiet evening in front of the fireplace.  My husband and I are using our computers.  Snuggling next to me, fast asleep, is Lilah Rose.  She is dreaming of warmer days.

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  1. Tell Lilah Rose that she isn't the only one dreaming of warmer days! I'll miss the snow when it warms up...Sunday it is to be in the 50's, but we are to have another 3-6 inches of snow before that happens. :)

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    1. Dianna, the weather is so strange - freezing then warm and visa versa. I hope you can soak up lots of sun while it's out!

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  2. Hi Gina~

    Sounds delightfully cozy!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  3. Oh yes...I am dreaming of the beach this evening.

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    1. Arlene, can you hear the ocean waves? I hope so!

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  4. My family lives in Western MI and it is VERY cold there right now!!! I am glad your Husband is back safe home!! God bless you all, including L-R!

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  5. A quiet night in front of the fireplace sounds perfect!
    We've been keeping warm in front of our fireplace as well, and wishing for warmer days too :)

    Happy for you to have your hubby back home safe from his travels. Hope you both have a nice weekend.

    ~K.

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    1. Thank you, Kerin. I love these cozy evenings together!

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  6. So glad your husband is home....nothing like an evening with your special fella.

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  7. No, I'd say tundra is pretty darned accurate! It looks pretty bleak in the wild north in the winter on a good day but all the more so this month! I'm guessing he had a pretty warm jacket! And what a sweet gnome!

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    1. Jeanie, thankfully yes. He had a nice warm coat! ♥

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  8. I haven't seen the match girl I don't think anyway. How nice to have your hubby back home and sitting with you by the fire. Oh I can only imagine how cold and amount of snow he had up there.

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    1. Connie, I don't know if there was a movie but it was a book (long ago). The little girl was very poor and sold matches out in the winter cold.

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859