But, with the snow come perils. The news this morning reported thousands of people enduring without power, and fires burning where firemen were struggling in the snow to fight the flames. One report showed a woman slowing working her truck backing out of her drive. She was headed
Add to that the inexperienced driving or at least attempting to drive in snow, slush and ice. It creates a nasty mess where cars are damaged, people are injured and life comes to a creeping pace. Still... Does that discount the beautiful moments and memories that can be born in such snow storm?
For me, when snow falls in Texas it is always a gift. Even if the power goes out... I hope I have not become so jaded by convenience to miss an opportunity for the atmosphere to change... to view the world and it's wonders with childlike faith.
Daddy calls it snuggling weather.
Throw on the extra blankets, a fire in the fireplace and candlelight in the darkness with one you love could make for a very romantic evening.
Not to mention board games with the family, snowmen in the yard and watching our 2 1/2 ft. tall dog run around in the twelve inches of snow in the backyard. Just take a moment to consider how beautiful it is.
Yes, it may throw a kink in my plans. At times it may force me to slow down and take life at an observant pace... But, in truth - the snow this week is a gift.
I'll take it. Just look at the sun rising over our house this morning...