Closely after we moved into our new home I walked outside to feed the chickens in the morning. The ground literally sparkled with thick frost. When I breathed the air frosted over and hung there. Everything was still and quiet and if my fingers didn't sting so much from the cold air I would have stayed out for hours because of the beauty of it all.
In the midst of all of the hard work I have the knowledge that God is blessing us beyond measure. While the beautiful flowers that grow on these grounds are hibernating and growing in secret so are the many ways that God is faithful to us....we just have to wait to see!