It’s funny how we get so excited at the first snow fall each year. I always remember at Christmas hoping and praying that there would be snow and being worried about how Santa would get to me if there wasn’t any. I still pray for snow, but I don’t worry so much about Santa. I know he’ll come no matter what. And then around the middle of January, you start to hear people complain about winter and snow and that enough is enough. We live in Ohio, folks. Snow is a fact of life! The ice underneath, I am not so crazy about but snow is a fact of life!
I grew up in the Chicago area. Now if you want to talk about snow storms Ohio people need to talk to people from Chicago, Denver, Buffalo and now apparently Boston! We had some great snowstorms when I was a kid. No, allow me to correct myself. There were some epic snowstorms when I was a kid. I will never forget not being able to look out the windows of the house because the snow was so high. My brother and I built an igloo outside by tunneling into the drifts once. You couldn’t stand in it, but you could sit comfortably. And there was the time when you could literally step off the roof of the garage and onto the snow and work your way to the ground. Now that is snow! People in Chicago have a different attitude towards snow. It is what it is. We never panicked with it. Believe me, schools NEVER closed because of the snow.
Several years ago we went skiing in Colorado. Flew into Denver and rented a car to drive to the ski resort which was to be at least a four hour drive. It was April. We were with friends and the guys were in charge. There were a lot of signs warning us that the road ahead was closed due to snow. Well of course, the guys did not believe that. It was April after all. They must have forgotten to take the signs down! So we drove as planned, until . . . .
In front of us blocking the entire highway was a wall of snow bigger than I had ever seen in my entire life. I am still angry with myself for not getting a picture. You know in the movie Frozen? It was bigger than anything they thought of. And yes, we turned around and drove six more hours to get to the resort. I guess there was a reason that we were the only car on the road that evening. And yes, as a dutiful wife, I never said a word. I just slept.
So, it’s snowing! And it is beautiful! And for some reason, God gave it as a gift to us today . . . again. Have a blessed day and enjoy whatever the weather is by you!
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