A Wintery Post // It’s Snowing Outside and Seasons are Changing

It’s snowing, y’all.

It started out as just a few flurries, but now it’s really coming down outside my bedroom window. Fall is over, winter is coming, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it – the seasons must change.

Life is pretty similar, ya know? As much as we may want to remain in one season of our lives, there is no “pause” button to keep the future from approaching. We just have to go with the flow, and when winter comes, we must pull out our warm clothes to face it. We can equip ourselves with the necessary things to help us brave the new seasons in our lives, as well as the changing of the weather.

I love winter because of everything that comes with it. Most people criticize winter because it brings cold weather, snow, and ice, but I prefer to focus on the nice and cozy things this season offers. Lets make a list, shall we?

  • Sweatpants, sweatshirts, sweaters, wool socks, fuzzy socks, and warm clothes in general.
  • Fireplaces being lit
  • Hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows
  • Christmas break
  • Gingerbread
  • Good books
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Crocheting hats, mittens, scarves, and other things for my loved ones
  • Going to sleep and waking up with a lovely blanket of snow on the ground
  • Movie marathons
  • Writing stories
  • Holiday music
  • Sledding
  • Cozy pajamas
  • Christmas lights
  • Pine-scented candles
  • Building snowmen
  • Baking treats
  • Coats
  • Evergreen trees clothed with snow
  • Snow boots
  • Building blanket forts and having sleepovers in them with your siblings
  • Messy bun hats

We may be approaching new seasons in our lives as winter is coming, but even if the big picture is cold and unpleasant, there are always little things to bring us joy amidst the snow and ice. These things provide comfort while helping us face the season ahead. And just like winter, this new season will pass and give way to spring – a time of blooming and growth. But while we wait for spring, we have everything we need to brave the weather and embrace winter while it lasts.

So let’s admire the snow before it melts.

22 thoughts on “A Wintery Post // It’s Snowing Outside and Seasons are Changing”

  1. Ooh love the list of cozy winter things you made! :D <3 Personally, I don't love winter because of how dreary the outdoors get where I live, but there are so many perks to being cooped up inside all nice and cozy. I love the inspirational bit you added to this post! I really needed to read it – I've been feeling greatly discouraged recently, and I'm working on remaining thankful for what the Lord has given me, even when the big picture makes me sad. Hardships are undesirable, but the change they bring about within us is absolutely beautiful.
    Praying you stay safe during the snow you guys are getting! <3


  2. Wow.

    Meredith, this post moved me to tears. God is using you in so many ways and this blog is definitely one of them. I’m so proud of youuuu *said in elderly granny voice*

    I love you to the moon and back,
    Whenever you need me
    I’ll be over here in Canada
    waiting for the spring
    and for you

    *insert hug*
    *and food*

    keep it up Mer, you’re going to change the world, you’ve already changed mine.

    -Katie <3


    1. Katie your comment is making me cry. Oh I miss you so much. I can’t wait to come see you (or for you to come see me) hopefully sometime soon! Thank you so much bud, I love you so much!! <3 Say hi to everyone for me! :)


      1. haha noo I didn’t mean to make you cry. But i mean… I’m glad you miss me (hehee)
        AW and EVERYBODY misses you so much!! We’re all planning to come fly to see you haha, that would be such a fun plane ride!!


  3. Great post Meredith! it really is getting cold here! That list is so true we should really admire winter and all of its glory that comes with it!


  4. I loved this post, Meredith! I agree, so many people tend to focus on the negative elements of winter, rather than the good and positive things! And yes, I agree, messy bun hats are the best! <3


  5. Oh my Meredith how I enjoy your blogs…your words seems to put me right in the middle of all your travels and your life in general…I
    am so blessed to have such an amazing niece…you are beautiful to me…inside and out! Love you!
    Aunt Angie


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