THE SNOWMAN FAMILY




A real cool family has come to stay with us at the facility, but only for the Christmas Season.  The weather outside was frightful and they sought shelter; sort of just drifted in and decked the halls. Since they had no place to go, they found our front lobby to be very comfortable.  Every time the door opens, winter winds sneak through, reminding them that there’s no place like home for the holidays. While the moon her watch is keeping all through the night, the Snowmans are steadfast in keeping watch at the front entrance over the 'flock' at Shepherd's Care.



Christmas time is here; joyful memories there; snowflakes in the air; carols everywhere; olden times and ancient rhymes of love and dreams to share.  This particular family is very friendly and has never given anyone the cold shoulder. They love singing, "What a beautiful sight! We’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!" or that ancient hymn, "Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." They know that the brilliance of freshly falling snow from the storehouse of God is blinding and a perfect picture of Jesus' purity!



Some folks have whispered to me that while they really love the Snowman family, they do acknowledge that they are a little flakey - there's no two alike I was told. They simply enjoy dancing, coating everything in what looks like sugar and just going around having a ball! They can pack quite a punch! Unusual things have also happened in their family. I was surprised to see what took place at times on the plains in the UK!!  Oh, and did I tell you of children making angels in the snow?  What memories!

At other times, when the whole Snowman offspring band together, they are a biting, blizzard force to be reckoned with, even so far as stopping traffic! Just plowing through here! I'm sure you've heard some abominable things too, perhaps even an avalanche of bad news. Check out this Canadian story of August LeBoudrais. Oh, I could go on and on, but you get the drift! With global warming though, some of these not so favorable media stories may just melt away in time  - but I digress.

Thanks to Anneliese from FOR EVERYTHING A SEASON
she allowed me last year - or is it two years ago? -  to use her photos. 
I love this one!


We are aware that one of their more famous relatives, Frosty, THE Snowman, was a jolly, happy soul!  I'm sure that could we ask him, he would wish that all people everywhere - would have the joyful spirit we see at this Christmas time - all through the year. After all, Christmas reminds us to rejoice that Jesus Christ, who Himself was God, became like us, gave up His glory and was born as a child - away in a manger - in the little village of Bethlehem - in what has become to us a silent and holy night. It came upon a midnight clear, while shepherds watched their flocks by night, that angels from the realms of glory announced this joy to the world!

So, the Snowman family invite all of us to celebrate that Jesus is the reason for the season after all! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born!


Mural by artist Gustav Semler

16 comments:

Ginny said...

Well, I must say that I have enjoyed your writing much more than the pictures today!! You are clever, indeed!! The snowballs I thought were a joke about crop circles, but it does aappear to be legitimate! The frozen man who became the lighthouse watchman, I still don't know about that one! But it does make a good story. And you just can't have enough good Christmas legend type stories around this time of year!! I love a good mystery!

Mari said...

I love snowmen and these are cute!

Lady Dorothy said...

Great story (as usual), but I learned some other fascinating things, too! Thanks for the links!

pam said...

You're good at this story telling! Well done! This year life is very different and I realize I'm really looking for Jesus more each day!

Ann said...

I see you have a tropical dumb acne plant. Must be quite different to have it in Winter.

I used to grow it in Singapore, my dad in Borneo.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Yes, Jesus is the 'Reason for the Season' & I so love snowmen too!

I've always collected snowman instead of santas. I played down the part of santa when my boys were young. Focused on Jesus and Church activities as much as possible.

I also loved snowmen decorations because I could leave them up all winter.. and not have that sad 'empty' home feeling after the Christmas tree came down. :-)

Loved your writing and pictures too!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Glenda said...

Oh, my! You have outdone yourself this time!! This needs to be published! Love "finding" all the songs in the fun story - and the fact that amidst the fun stuff you point to the reason for the season!

Mildred said...

What a creative and clever post. I enjoyed it very much!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous post, Karin... Your writing is so creative... LOVE IT....

Love the Snowmen family... I'm sure the people who go in and out of the facility love seeing them too...

YES---Jesus is the reason for the season.
Hugs,
Betsy

Yolanda said...

Great story and lovely snow family. Hope you have a lovely holiday season.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the snow family. I've learned to love snowmen now that we're out of Wisconsin. Then? Not so much.

Have a great weekend.

Bernie said...

This is one of my favorite of your post, well done my friend. I loved it!.......:-)Hugs

George said...

This is a very delightful post. I really like the way you wove the Snowman family into the Christmas story.

Daisy said...

Hello Karin! What a fun and clever post. I enjoyed this. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog today. Nice to meet you! :)

Karen said...

I just loved this! Great post this morning!

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