Sunday, December 16, 2007
Blog Your Blessing #10
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"For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength."
First of all , in case you didn't already know, I LOVE SNOW! I have lived in places where it snowed a lot -- like southeastern Idaho and upstate New York, among others. Thus, I have had experience with plenty of deep snow, It is true, that I never learned to drive a vehicle, so I don't have to worry about driving on slick, well-packed snow laden streets.
That's the biggest complaint I hear from people who do get snow.
Some complain about having to "shovel out." I love shoveling snow. I used to tell my hubby to watch the three kids while I went out and cleared the circular drive and sidewalks that we had in Ballston Spa, NY. When I finished, I would come back inside and get the kids dressed warm to take them all out to play in the snow. If it were up to me, we would never have come back inside until SPRING when the snow melted. We also made our quota of snowmen and snow forts from which to throw snowballs at each other. Of course that meant we had to roll/pack many snowballs to toss. We played Fox and Geese and made snow angels. . .ahhhhhhhhhh SNOW memories!
Now that my kids are all grown, when it snows, I still make a snowman for the yard and walk around taking photos with my digital camera. BUT before I do that, I find at least three homes who have people older than me and go "shovel them out," clearing their driveway and sidewalks. I only ask that they provide the shovel since I am traveling on foot. They don't understand that I don't want pay for my service nor do I want a meal. . . I just want the pleasure of clearing an area for someone that it might be harder to do if they had to do it themselves. Remember, it is fun for me!
I have to confess that I have been coveting the snow in the mountains surrounding me. I will even admit that I am jealous. Now, if I had learned to drive, that would have solved that problem. . . but I am also patient and it isn't even winter on the calendar yet and we have had snow flurries for several hours in the valley here on two different occasions. First I have to deal with the second part of that Bible quote I started with. . . the rains. We are expecting plenty before we might get snow on the valley floor but I can wait with the hope of it happening. That is my blessing this week: PATIENCE.
I await with patience and expectation another snow like this: