Snow Day!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a deep love of snow. It is the great equalizer, it makes everything beautiful, for a brief moment in time everything is quiet, still, perfect. I wonder if I would love it as much if we, here in North Texas, got tons of it like they do in Yankee territory. I don’t know if I will ever know the answer to that as I believe I will never leave Texas to live anywhere else. My children are all here and now that I have a grandchild here, that anchors me right to this spot.
I don’t know how I feel about that, when the judge in our custody battle said that I could never leave Plano while the children were still underage, I was taken aback. It wasn’t that I wanted to leave, but my option to leave was taken away. Now that I have that option again, I don’t know that I will ever leave. I have roots, anchors, I love the community, although I miss Owasso, my home is here.
Perhaps when I am older I will purchase a vacation home in the mountains of Colorado, I love it there as well. I used to go every other year. It is an amazing place, filled with amazing sights. At moments I feel a longing to go there, to renew my spirit, the snow calms me, makes me feel at peace. I know without a doubt in my heart that snow is a gift from God directed at me. My mom told me so, and she never ever lied.
When I moved to Atlanta I was afraid it would not snow, and then it happened, on my birthday, a huge snow storm, the likes of the city had never seen. Everything came to a standstill; people were abandoning their cars on the freeway. My mom called me and said “See, God found you on your birthday.” it was her simple belief that God loved me so much that he would follow me to Georgia to give me a birthday gift that sustained me during a lot of trials.
Now that I am older I still believe. I believe in all of it, that it is my gift, yes; I realize this view is simplistic in nature and, well, a little narcissistic. But it is my belief and I am sticking to it.
Now in other news, had the very best time last night reconnecting with my friend Linda and her beautiful family, so sorry I didn’t get to see Christopher, but next time. It was so much fun catching up, reliving old memories, and meeting her two newest additions to the family. Many good thoughts go out to her daughter today! That is all I can so for now!

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