Today I realized what I have been missing about snowy days...the silence. Now, I know, it wasn't really silent but there was a stillness about the world around us today as we walked around our neighborhood in the snow. Neighbors were passing us on their way home early for the day (do to the snow) and they were giving us the funniest faces as we walked in the heavily falling snow!
It's not as if I really enjoy the prep work. Finding everyone mittens and hats and getting little feet and jeans tucked into boots is far from exciting but the pure joy on their little rosy faces as we walked in the snow was well worth it. How is it that we instinctively think that it is fun to catch snowflakes on our tongues? lol
A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me an email apologizing for any time she has made comments that I just needed to make the best of this Texas heat that I hate so much. She is not enjoying this winter wonderland and gave me the ok to complain away about the heat! lol I know many of my friends feel just like her and I hope that thru all the messing up schedules, and stuck cars this snowy week has caused, they are able to take even a few quiet moments and obsorb the rebirth this white world has brought us. I think that's why I liked the Alaskan weather. Yes, the winters were cold and long and yes the summers could have been a bit warmer and longer, but the changing of the seasons are nature's way of making us take everyday in and never for granted. It made us get out and enjoy the sunshine while we could or nestle in and slow our pace in the winter. The last few days here in Texas have been amazing and I am so thankful for Mother Nature telling us all to slow down...we miss so much of life by always striving for tomorrow.
What a wonderful day to walk in the snow! And the perfect time for some hot chocolate snack while the soup is bubbling on the stove...