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We Woke to Wonder

We Woke to Wonder

A world full of snow… and St Nicholas too!

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I lay in bed letting Ben finish up nursing and heard Bella calling: “Snow! It’s snowing. There’s snow on the fence and snow on the swings and snow on my table!”

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When I got up, I found two little girls standing at the back door all agog.

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So absorbed were they that we had to redirect their attention to their shoes by the front door.

I just love the look of those little Mary Janes filled with candies!

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Of course once there, it took no time at all to tear into both the book and the chocolates.

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Mmmm… the chocolates.

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I didn’t find the gold coins I wanted at Target and was too lazy to hunt any further.

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Not that they noticed. Let’s just say St Nicholas didn’t skimp.

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While the girls ate breakfast, I slipped outside to catch the beauty of the early morning light and the fleeting glory of the snow-covered world before it started to melt away.

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It never grows old or loses it’s magic.

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I’m just as awe-struck as my girls.

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My roses were like hidden jewels under the crust of snow.

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The church looked like a picture-postcard.

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And after Mass… pancakes!

Then the girls had to get outside into the snow.

There was a brief crisis when I realized we didn’t have a snowsuit or snow pants for Bella. But then she decided she could after all go outside in just her jeans.

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It was Sophie’s first time in the snow since she was just a baby last winter.

She took to it quite well.

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And Bella… was in heaven. She climbed up the ladder on the swing set and chatted with her friend next door. And made a charming picture as she did so.

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I hope your day is as filled with magic as ours was.

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3 comments
  • How scary!  I’ll never forget when my daughter Mary was 6 months old and she fell out of a shopping cart and landed on her head.  There was nothing scarier and I was so grateful that she was fine!

    There’s something special in your story though, in that he landed in a manger.  Maybe it’s some sign of the future, that your son is meant for holiness, or will always be close to Christ, or will have a special love for the Incarnation. 

    Glad to hear that he is fine!

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