Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Beautiful Winter's Day

How do you mend a broken heart?

Well, you think about your family, your children and the blessings that you have. Quite simply, life goes on... you just move on.

And that's exactly what I did last weekend. It was such a relief to get out and spend some quality time with my loved ones.

Last Saturday, we had our first snowstorm of the season. We canceled A.R's guitar lessons in the morning, and stayed home. By lunchtime, it stopped snowing. Mr. O took out the snow blower, and quickly cleared the sidewalk and driveway. He said the weather was nice, and suggested we take the boys tobogganing. What a splendid idea!

As you can see, it was a busy day at the neighbourhood park. Young and old were careening down the hill in sheer delight. Did you think I'd pass up the opportunity to relive my childhood? Believe me, I took many turns down the slope!

For most of the afternoon, there was an overcast sky but the sun finally came out. I was content to watch the kids toboggan; and thrilled to take pictures at the bottom of the hill. This is my favorite photo of the boys.

A week ago, I was inconsolable.

But there is hope - all I needed was my family.

And catching a glimpse of this view made me feel grateful....what a beautiful winter's day!

~ Thank you for all the sweet and kind comments in my previous post. Your prayers, and thoughtfulness have been a comfort to me these last few days. ~


  1. You are very much welcome for the prayers. What are friends for. ~♥

    I am happy you had great indoor activities with your family.

    These are lovely photos!:)

  2. Sorry to join your blog at this difficult time, I've never had to deal with the same loss and I'm sorry you have, but I'm glad you were able to have a good time with your boys. I just had to start following you though because I am an aspiring writer too with two daughters- felt like being in a parallel world.

  3. Hi Melanie

    I'm sorry you had to deal with this at
    just when you were full of hope.

    Glad that you are slowly regaining your
    spirits and moving on.

    By the way, those are nice pictures.
    I admire the second picture showing
    silhouttes in the horizon, with the
    sun hovering above.

    They say that beauty lies even in
    the bleakest of winter, and before
    you know it, spring beckons.

    Pray that you will regain your strength
    and recover (emotionally) Take care

  4. That is one nice phot of your families.
    There is no snow in Malaysia, I think "if" there is snow coming over here, I will be on leave and play with the snow too.
    Nice writing friends.
    See you around.

  5. Glad you are doing better! There is nothing warmer and more comforting than being with the ones we love - especially when the chaos just goes away. You definitely need to frame those pictures! They are beautiful - especially the one with the 3 of them! Be blessed!

  6. Those are such great pictures! Glad you are feeling better!!