Monday, February 13, 2012

A Moment of Winter

This has been an unusual winter here in North Texas, no snow and honestly not much in the way of cold temperatures.  I love snow, so every winter I ask God in a very childlike manner, could He please send some snow.  I suppose it has something to do with the joy snow brought to me as a child, growing up in New England.  And that love kept growing and even when I had to shovel it, drive in it, etc, I still loved it. Last winter we had a bit of snow for this area and I was so happy. 2010 brought record amounts of snow which was wonderful .  But, of course every thing closes down here when there are 10 flakes of  snow or any  ice since no one knows how to drive in it and there are no plows in our town at all. 
I grew up knowing how to prepare for blizzards and hurricanes.   And now we live such a simple life that storms have little affect on us.  I often think of the verse in Proverbs 31...
21" When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet."
I am guessing my mother and grandmother knew that verse also, for we always had warm mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters and blankets for the cold winters, even when the wind chill would reach -50, we slept warm. Now, admittedly, the kitchen, which was at the back of the house, north side of the house, was hard to keep toasty warm.  
Today, the wood stove is doing a wonderful job at keeping the house warm.  The lamps are lit to chase away the dull gray of the morning.   Tea kettle whistling quietly atop the stove, signaling its time for tea.  I have no fear for my household, they are all warm, perhaps not dressed in scarlet, but each one has what they need.  A large ball of wool, newly spun, is now taking shape in the form of a sweater for me. It will be perfect for those chilly spring mornings when I have work to do outside.  
This moment of winter, with the tiny bit of snow, is a gift for me.  I thank my Wonderful Heavenly Father for indulging my childlike request to see some snow fall at least once this winter.  


Patty Sumner said...

I love snow to Patty. We have had such a mild winter........I would surely love just one good snow. It sounds so peaceful and warm at your home. Loving the simple life. Blessings!

Echoes From the Hill said...

Four of my grandchildren live in South Texas, and really love snow.
One year, we drove from Colorado to the Corpus Christi area, to spend Christmas with them. On Christmas Eve, it snowed nine inches there. Many of the locals had never seen snow, and even the adults were ecstatic! Several went outside and make snow angels. The children were just as excited. We still tell them that we brought the snow, from Colorado, just for them.

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