The snowflakes were big and fluffy, the kind that almost seem to float in the air rather than fall to the ground.
As I stood watching through the large picture windows in our dining room, the pinon trees and mountains as a back drop, I felt like I was inside a Christmas snow globe.
And suddenly I was overwhelmed with a sense of how much God loves us--in simple ways, and practical ways, and extravagant ways.
One year ago today we closed on our home. The first home Robert and I have owned together. Hardly a day has gone by in the last year without either myself or Robert commenting on how unbelievable it is we are in this beautiful home.
I'll be honest, I never thought we would be able to afford a home in Buena Vista, Colorado. On paper, it was impossible. I should know by now that when things of this world look impossible, it's the Lord's time to shine. And shine is what He has done.
I pray Robert and I will forever remain in awe of where we are and what the Lord has done. That each morning we walk into the dining area and see the magnificent sunrises through large, open windows we will stop and take it all in, allowing our hearts to beat a little faster and our breath to catch in our chest. I hope every time we walk our five acres of land our eyes will continue to well with tears as we are reminded of our Father's unlimited generosity.
Each moment shared sitting together in our chair-and-a-half, the warmth of a wood burning stove comforting us. The times when our table is full of friends and family, smiles, laughter, and games. And the times when it's just the two of us praying over a dinner together, Zugspitze sprawled across my feet.
Deep, heart-felt treasures.
Today, on the one-year anniversary of this amazing, life-altering moment, Robert had the day off. Wednesday is not his usual day off, but it just so happens he had to cover some vacation time and work through his normal days off of Sunday and Monday. A coincidence? No way!
God, in His lavish, intimate, personal love, would even choose to ensure Robert and I could be together on this day to relax, enjoy the cloudy skies and snow flurries, eat flatbread pizzas for lunch, catch bits and pieces of a Hallmark Christmas movie, share an afternoon coffee and peanut butter cookie date, and have a chance to reminisce over all that has taken place over the last year. And to dream about all that is to come.
But most of all...today we stood in awe of a Heavenly Father who loves us more than we could ever comprehend. A Father who knows the desires of our hearts and gives us good gifts beyond all that we ask or imagine...even when it seems impossible.
Let me rephrase that...especially when it seems impossible!
For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 (NKJV)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)