SOMETIMES I NEED a reminder.
And in this year of the Minnesota winter which never ends, I’ve needed multiple reminders.
Wednesday morning, I received this note attached to a May Day treat bag deposited on my front steps:
This is the “May” that the Lord has made.
As I write, heavy snow is falling. Parts of Minnesota, including my area, are under a winter storm warming until 7 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting a “powerful winter storm” with snow accumulations of six to nine inches.
Happy first day of May!
But thanks to our friends, the Lerass family, this whole day has become brighter, more bearable, with that pointed message and a sweet homemade treat tucked inside an artfully decorated paper bag. To have such friends, reminding me that I should rejoice in whatever day I’ve been given, rates as a wonderful blessing.
Added to that May Day delight, my husband and I received an early wedding anniversary card from our future son-in-law’s parents. Another reason to smile on this dreary day, this May 1 which the Lord has made.
Apparently God has a sense of humor.
A few days ago He blessed me with daffodils and sunshine, a redemption, I suppose, for the snowfall to come.
UPDATE 6:59 P.M.: Since publishing this post late this afternoon, my doorbell rang for the second time today. I opened it to find another May basket, this one from the Weeg family. My friends clearly know that I love chocolate and the color green. (Right, Billie Jo?) How blessed I am to have such thoughtful friends.
Weather-wise, snow continues to fall, as shown in these two photos just taken from my bedroom window. No taking the camera outside during snowfall.
March May Day, everyone.
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