It's been an unusually long, frigid winter. The first winter snowstorm of 2013 arrived in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.
Some years we don't receive as much as a sprinkle before Christmas.
By this date in February, people are anxious for a break from shoveling, walking/driving through slush and cleaning the street salt off shoes, cars and floors.
Spring skiing this year hasn't worked out too well either because of the cold. Many look forward to the outdoors in that way or by participating in some other snow-related activity. But, on most days, we settle for things to do inside and there's a sense of "cabin fever".
Last week, on a family and friend visit to Chicago, we searched for an indoor activity and found The Driehaus which is a Gilded Age private mansion and now a museum. Th Driehauus home was described as "palatial" and that is true, even compared to other mansion museums that we've visited.
A "cabin fever" prayer about daffodils.
In Wisconsin, when daffodils are in bloom, that's usually a sign that it won't be long before the weather warms. They can even survive the occasional "flash" snow fall.
In the midst of a snowstorm
I remember the long forgotten daffodil bulbs
planted last fall,
just waiting to burst forth into bloom
at the first touch of the warmth of spring,
and I smile.
Like the daffodil,
we are all waiting to burst forth
into new life
at the gentlest touch
of our beloved Creator's hand.
Stretch out Your hand, O Lord!
Bring us to new life in You!
Re-create our souls to bring glory to You alone!
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