Men! Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them…

Happy New Year Everyone!! My post today is from 2 years ago, but I was reminded of it this week as we have been hit with a large amount of snow over the last 8 days and have had bitterly cold weather. I’m leaving the original post as is as all of it still reflects my journey in truth…

PS. I did add a picture and we have since moved to our beautiful little farm.


I know it has been ages since I wrote a blog. The blog was a journey I was excited to start and quickly realized I was way out of my league, but lately I have found myself with thoughts I would like to share. Therefore, I have decided to share what I feel like I should share and let the rest of it work it’s way out.  I would find it a complete and total honor if anyone chooses to read this. 



…SO this morning I was up early, which is highly unusual for me, and as I made my way through the house I could hear the roar of the snow blowers and scraping of snow shovels across the driveways and sidewalks in my neighborhood. One, of course, being my husband Wade snow blowing and scraping our driveway and porch.  To really understand the landscape you must know that it has been bitterly cold, temps below freezing and this morning was no exception.  We accumulated more snow over night which made clearing driveways a necessity for anyone planning to get out this morning. Knowing that Wade was outside clearing the driveway, I looked out the window in to the dark of the morning to check on him not daring to go out myself and being so glad that Wade was willing to go out and clear the driveway.  Interestingly enough, as I looked out the window I realized just how blessed I was to have a husband willing to wrap himself in an oversized scarf (that I knitted for him last year, totally not important), a hat, 2 pairs of gloves, long johns, snow pants, wool socks, snow boots, and the heaviest jacket he owns to clear of the sidewalk and driveway.  Not only was Wade out there but I looked down the street and could see other fathers and husbands doing the same thing.  Most of the houses were still dark as their families were still asleep, but those dads were out making preparations for their families before ever leaving for work. See, not only did they need to clear the driveway so that they could go to work to provide for their families, but they were taking time to clear porches and walkways so that the comings and goings of their families would be met with less obstacle and danger.


I felt so blessed knowing that if I had not gotten up to see these men clearing the snow away I would have woke up and it would have just been done. I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought. I would have just been glad I didn’t have to do it, but today I realized and truly appreciated the sacrifice these men were making for their families.  It made me think about my Heavenly Father and how he takes care of so many things for me that I am never aware of. He clears obstacles and goes before me making a way in situations that may otherwise be insurmountable on my own.  Oh how God often makes the crooked way straight! It doesn’t mean that I won’t face hard times, disappointment, or obstacles as I go through my day, but it does mean that I have a God looking out for my best interest.


So, this morning I saw a husband loving and caring for his family and that became to me a reflection of the love and care my Heavenly Father shows me everyday and often I am unaware, but not today.  That was truly an expression of Love In Action.


Take time to see the reflection of God’s love for you today. 


If you look for Him you will find Him!

Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”


Jeremiah 29:13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Walking in the light,

Becky Atkinson

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