Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Winter is here and this past Saturday, we had our first snow here in Provo. Although I have a huge fear of driving in the stuff, it was a beautiful sight. A fresh blanket of snow always reminds me of fresh starts and the ability to leave stressful or otherwise bad things in the past. Spiritually, I think of the atonement and how we can be made clean and pure as snow. I think I used this visualization a lot in college when it was winter, I was doing tons of rehersals and often had assignments and walking home in the new snow became a wonderful time of relaxation and perspective. I sometimes long for those solitary, quiet walks in the snow at night. As my life has become more complex with adult responsibilities and worries, I am realizing that I will really benefit if I take time to be still and look at my life with an eternal perspective. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband and an adorable daughter. All of our needs are met and we are surrounded by people who love us.
Photo by Karla Ehlers