....the ponderings and wanderings of a Marble pastor's wife.
Monday, March 4, 2013
our friend, Jon, Starbuck and I hiked up to Lizard Lake. It was a
gorgeous day for a hike. On the way up I stepped off the trail to
attempt a certain view for a picture. I was perched on the snow when
suddenly my right leg sunk into the snow up to my hip while my left leg
stayed on top of the snow! I am glad for all those years of ballet
because I was truly in a position that needed alot of flexibility. Joy
was laughing at me and Jon was up ahead on the trail looking at me in
that way that says and "what are you up to now!" Well I would say up to
one hip in snow! Joy helped me extricate myself from the situation.
The sun was warm and brilliant and it was refreshingly cool but not at
all cold. As usual the scenery was God's exclamation point on His
imaginative creativity! It was so renewing and God knows my broken
heart needed laughter and renewing!
On the way back I attempted
to get a photo of the Crystal River along the trail with the running
water contrasted against clumps of snow. I once again got off the trail
to get the shot that I imagined would be perfect. (keep in mind I am not
a photographer by any stretch of the imagination) This time I knelt in
the snow thinking I would have less of a chance of sinking into the
deeper snow. Well as I was getting my camera focused one knee (again the
right leg) sunk completely into the snow. I let out a little tiny itsy
bitsy scream. My friend responded, "Oh no you don't! Not here!" See I
was close to the little bank and with the deeper snow it was impossible
to know exactly where the edge was. She did not want to fish me out of
the river. Starbuck my yellow lab ran to my rescue and sat right beside
me in the snow. Once again Joy pulled me out of my self-inflicted
dilemma. Where was Jon you ask? Up ahead on the trail watching with the
look of there she goes again.
It seemed such a blessing to
have a good time. Yet as those of you know who have lost someone close
to you, that person is just under the surface of all your thoughts. But
God in His great mercy, gives you moments of normalcy to help you
through one more day.
"Praise God from whom all blessings
flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye Heavenly
Host. Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost."