Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Winter Evenings



When I found the picture above on Pintrest I was captivated by the coziness portrayed. The snow and ice on the window frame, the tidy kitchen with supper being lovingly prepared by the lady of the home. You can see a house plant thriving on the other kitchen window sill; warmth, life and love are within the home though snow and cold are surrounding all of the exterior.
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There is something so beautiful and restful about the winter evenings. I watch the clock as I finish up my sewing projects for the day. In the late afternoon I begin my preparations for Adam's return from his day of work. I put all of my sewing away and begin making our dinner. The kitchen is warm and cozy. I light the blue and white oil lamp on our kitchen table, the warmth and glow are welcoming. On the stove top simmers dinner while I set the table.

 Looking out my window I see snow covering the ground, it stands in subtle contrast with the early evening sky. All seems pastel now as the sun, almost sherbet orange in color slowly slips down the horizon of soft gray and dusty lavender. In the distance the tall conifer trees that border our property look dark and shadowy, just beyond the trees I see the outline of an old barn, softened in the evening light.

As I feel the warmth and enjoy the soft beauty of the winter evening from within my kitchen I thank God for the amazing blessings of being a wife and homemaker, I thank Him for my sweet husband, as I see Adam's car coming down the road, and I thank Him for beautiful winter evenings.


"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely word picture you've painted. I truly enjoyed this.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  2. I second what the first commenter said! What a beautiful word picture.
    Blessings,
    -Lauren

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  3. To enjoy each of our blessings is such a joy! Thank you for sharing your bit of life with me today Sarah. The coziness of your day is so soothing :0)

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  4. Oh Sarah, how very beautiful! My hearts' eyes can see what you describe so very clearly...thank you so very much for the happiness that this has brought to me:):)

    tia

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  5. I wish this post was longer. It carried me on a wonderful journey- smiling all the way.
    So nice to meet you!

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  6. Every description in your beautiful post made me feel so at home and cozy. What a blessing to have such joys in life in this wonderful season. You write so beautifully, Sarah. I felt like I was reading a journal entry from Ma Ingalls or someone like her, with that true feeling of love and joy in the home. I love the picture you shared, as well as your sweet description of it as well :)

    I hope you are having a lovely start to the new year, Sarah!
    Wishing you a blessed evening♥

    ~Jazzmin

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  7. Dear Sarah ... such warm and cosy thoughts that you have shared here! I found it so heartwarming! Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

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  8. Dear Lady Sarah, What a wonderful warm and cozy description of your day. And the enjoyment you feel in preparing your evening meal! I would love to come for dinner some evening:0) Having contentment during our days and nights brings great joy to our lives and homes and marriages.
    Blessings, Roxy

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  9. You have made winter sound so cosy and snug. Its a little harder to make our summer feel quite as inviting!!

    Blessings.
    Joluise

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  10. Dearest Sarah...such a lovely post. I love to do hand sewing in the evenings...sitting by the kitchen stove. Such a wonderful feeling of warmth and comfort. God is so good...
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura
    (not sure what happened with the first comment...oh, well... :) )

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  11. Sounds like the perfect day if you ask me. We haven't really had much of a winter here as of yet and sure wish we would get more snow than dirty wind.

    So, glad that you enjoy preparing your dinner. Sounds peaceful and elegant.

    Have a wonderful week Sarah!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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  12. I agree with Amy, it does sound like the perfect day. And I can see why you were captivated with the picture, I was as well :)

    Thank you for this lovely post, Sarah. It truly reminds me of the beauty in the joy of living and the simple pleasure of life. Blessings to you, sweet friend.

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  13. Hi Sarah! Just wanted to drop in and say "Hello!" :) May you have a beautiful weekend. Hugs!

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  14. Just stopping by for a little visit, Sarah, and to say "hello!" Hope all is well with you and your husband. Have a blessed weekend!

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  15. I just found your blog and enjoyed poking around. I will definitely be back. Thanks!

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  16. Hello there! Visiting from Jazzmin's and am glad I stopped by. : )
    Have a cozy evening.

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