I went out with the five oldest at first, the snow was wet and perfect for making a snowman. The kids insisted on making a fort, so we rolled huge snowballs and put them in a circle for their fort. It went pretty quickly.
Bethany hadn't wanted to go out at first, Joseph and I told her she had to come out and soon after we were out there, she said, "Tell Daddy to get his rear end out here, he's missin' all the fun!" Joseph and I had a good laugh that she hadn't wanted to be out there a few minutes before. It was good to see her having a good time and hear all the kids laughter and yells echoing off the snow.
Almost every night, he prays and thanks God that "we will get ta go to heaven and get to pway with da animals." Last night he prefaced it with, "after we get old". When we asked which animals he would play with and some one suggested playing with bears, he said, "Dere's no bears in heaven!" We asked him what kinds were there and he said, "Giraffes-es".
Life has been hard and yet, still so good! God is good, always! I'm so grateful that He is always near, always provides and always can be trusted. I'm clinging to Him for dear life, I hope you know what I'm talking about, because I don't know how I'd ever make it without Him. If you need help finding Him, send me an email.
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