Friday, December 18, 2009

We've Waited Years for This

Ever since we knew we would be moving back to my home area, we looked forward to snow; and each year we've gotten a little and have enjoyed it...but The Big Snow has been elusive for the past five years despite the wishes of the little boys who live here and hope desperately for it every winter.

But now, right now, outside my window, it's snowing; and this--unbelievably--might be The Big Snow for which we've been waiting.

I hope, when we wake up tomorrow, it's still snowing.
I hope it snows all day.
I hope it meets the expectations of my two oldest children who went to bed tonight dreaming of the fun they'll have in the morning.
I hope the neighbor girls are around to play with my boys.
I hope I get to go outside and play in it, too.
I hope Jeff makes it to work and back safely tomorrow.
I hope he gets to come home early.
I hope I treasure every bit of this fleeting beauty.
I hope we don't have to wait another five years for the next Big Snow.
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
He does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, "Fall on the earth"...
~ Job 37:5-6a

7 comments:

Jeff Fisher said...

O yes! Be a mighty downpour! Job 37:6c

Sally said...

I think your wishes are coming true! I think I need to go outside and get the snow off our heat pump so it can work more efficiently.

Sally said...

P.S. Don't you think Jeff should close the barbar shop for today? Maybe they plow your roads way before ours, but I'm sure it will be a long time before our road gets opened up. And we don't have a sleigh yet!

Polly said...

Me too! We are stuck through Monday at least! I love it!

Stacey said...

I love that you are so excited for the snow! We live in utah and get more than our fair share and we complain about it... Thank GOd there are children out there that see it as a wonderous beautiful thing!!!! My kids still love the snow. But it is for making sculpures and forts.

I went to the ski resort with my family last year for the first time. (I don't ski) The most amazing thing happened! perfect frozen beautiful snowflakes were landing on us and they were absolutely amazing!!!

Misty said...

If you want even more feel free to come get all the snow in our parking lot and take it home with you ;) I don't want it

Valerie said...

So... how much did you get? Are you really close to Jet and Christin? I know Jet said they got over 2 feet. I'm glad you are excited about it. I would be crying. I am not a fan of snow. Only on Christmas day... then on the 26th I want it all to magically disappear. :)