We recently got two Goldendoodle Puppies. The largest dog I have ever owned was 25 pounds, so these dogs are huge by my standards. Not only are they energetic puppies, but I am learning this breed is energetic too.
They run, climb, jump, chew and chase each other all.the.time. Needless to say, they thrive on our acre. However, this week has been all ice and caring for these dogs has been a challenge.
Leave it to Texas to not know how it feels. It’s like my therapy I attend monthly…just talking until I figure it out. But here I am, under a heated blanket, beside a fire and trying to be productive while the city and school shuts down for an ice day.
I will not complain. I love the time at home…introvert and homebody over here. Love being lazy and love time with my son. Hoping I use this day to catch up with God and with life!
My plans are worthless. I learned that in Covid, then things got back to “normal-ish” and I forgot and now I am reminded in this Winter storm again. My plans are worthless.
My calendar is a wish list and a “I hope to do…”. My dad would always say to EVERY thing “If it is the Lord’s will..” It drove me crazy, but it is more right than wrong. My calendar was slashed again with this Texas ice storm and I am not complaining. I have been blessed with the essentials and luxuries that I appreciate now more than ever. Do not take it for granted, Julia…heat, electricity, water…they are gifts!
As we, Lord willing, start wrapping this Winter Storm up I am reminded we are made to follow Him. We were created to worship.
Created to obey.
Created to trust.
Created to sin.
Created to need a Savior and one willing to sacrifice.
Created to thank Him and tell others about this gift.
I have lived in Texas 41 years and never seen anything like this! Over 5 inches of snow. Not the icy stuff the Lone Star State is use to…the soft and fluffy stuff! Temps in the single digits and feels like below zero! Crazy! The worst part though is our grids cannot handle the need for this much electricity and heat so many are suffering without power and now broken pipes. Our home has been spared, but the beauty of that is we can share with others. Here are some pics of this week. We have done our part by seizing the day and trying to enjoy it. Who knows if we will ever see this much white stuff again?!