Just for a few moments, time seemed to stand still. The twinkling stars of silver on a canvas of midnight blue, a masterpiece of its own but tonight there was more. The dancing haze of green arching upward then swooping down as gracefully as any bird in flight, yes for a few moments time stood still. I was mesmerized. It was if the haze were beckoning me to it. Reaching out and then quickly fleeting towards the heavens. Just a moment longer, one more swoop, swirl and spin of the entrancing light dance put on for only my eyes…..The night chill drove me indoors yet I couldn’t step away from the window as wave after wave of the haze grew brighter, more distinct and the dance seemed to be drawing me into its peaceful yet vibrant existence, if only for a few moments.
The Aurora was beautiful and it removed the word “chore” from my nightly task of critter checks. If it weren’t for them I’d have missed the show that words can never truly describe. The reality is-my moments were actually almost 90 minutes of 25 degrees but the chill of the night air only heightened the experience.
The past several days have been daunting. Frought with ups and downs, highs and lows. Breakdowns of crucial pieces of equipment, worries piled upon worries yet tonight I was renewed. Tonight the solace was found in twinkling stars and swirling ions of light. Tonight I remembered why I can and will press on changing the lows to lessons and the highs to memories I can reflect on in the future.
I have always known I wanted to share this life we live with others-all of you reading this and following along our daily journey but tonight I finally found the answer as to why. The peace I feel deep inside is indescribable. I have longed for and searched out this peace my entire life and now that I found it I only wish I could bottle it up and send it to the far corners of the world so others can feel it too.
Even as I sit here listening to Frankie the Billy goat who has once again found his way not only into the yard but onto the deck AND is knocking on the door (yes seriously a goat knocking on the door at 2 a.m.) I should be annoyed with him but I feel peace.
The snow fall we recieved has made the simple task of walking through the yard treacherous as it is still wet and mushy underneath. I found myself stuck yesterday while making my rounds and had to be rescued by dear hubby and son. I stepped in a spot and sunk to the tops on my knee high boots! It was like quick sand-really Quick quicksand! They made their way to me and pulled me out but not before chuckling at my predicament.
I mentioned break downs and didn’t elaborate but it suffices to say that 2 of the wheelers are out of commission for awhile and the other things will just be put on the back burner until finances improve. I have more pressing things to do in the coming days such as getting birds dressed and ready for freezer camp. One more torrential downpour could devastate the remaining birds and that isn’t acceptable to the bottom line.
This strange weather pattern were in seems to be affecting people all over the world. I keep reminding myself that it isn’t just us, there’s really NOT a dark cloud hovering over us but some days it does seem so. If it weren’t for my faith I would probably be depressed at what is happening but I know God is just preparing my family for greater things and he has given us the ability to continue on-yes we can and will persevere and brighter days are on the horizon.
Last Sunday as we faced getting buried coming in with supplies and the breakdowns began piling up I was faced with the reality that my darling Cati has developed her mothers twisted sense of humor. Walking in the dark in the wind a chill of night she stops and says “MOM”! Thinking a bear or other creature has appeared I immediately get my guard up and she then proceeds to tell me-“chill mom, I just wanted to tell you that at least we didn’t hear the hyenas this time” For those of you who haven’t read the story there was an incident when we got stuck in the mud and ice. The tires turning sounded much like hyenas yapping and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why there would be hyenas laughing at my plight! Yes my dear Cati is my mini me!
Well I’ve taken up enough of your time for today so I will leave you with a few pics of my family and our lives. The kids have grown so much in the last year and a half I’m simply amazed. I will ask that if you have the means to, please consider purchasing one of our tshirts or hoodies you can find them hereTwo Moose Farm shirts . Your support is appreciated greatly.
Have a blessed day all!