few years ago decade ago, when my oldest was in the fourth grade, we woke up to snow on Good Friday. Now, you might be wondering why this even sticks out so vividly in my mind… well, it’s the rest of the story that has gotten it so firmly entrenched in the grey matter.
You see, it had been a rough season for hubby and I… we were not on the same page and that was causing some tension. And, after a particularly late night of discussing things, we had both managed to over sleep… and when we woke up, we realized the ground was covered in snow. The first thing I did was jump up and check the computer to see if the kids were on school delay, of course, they weren’t! So, I quickly ran down stairs and began to rouse them from their beds…of course, my train of thought went something like this… oh great, we are late, the roads are covered and they are going to be slow moving because they just want to look at the wonders of the snow. After getting them out of their beds, I ran back upstairs to start getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc… my hubby and I took turns
hollering encouraging them to keep moving in an expedient manner so we wouldn’t be any more late than we already were.
Suddenly, our oldest noticed the white stuff on the ground and proclaimed I just love snow… my response… yeah, yeah, yeah, there is snow…now get moving, there is no school delay! She then proceeded to explain to her dad and I how awesome she thought it was that the world was covered in snow on Good Friday because it was a great reminder of how Jesus covered the sins of the world on the cross.
Yep, that stopped my hubby and I in our tracks… the eyes of child!
The Monday after Thanksgiving, when the company had left, hubby had returned to work and our schedule was back to pseudo normal, I stepped in to the art room for the first time in a week….and I was drawn to create this snowman. At the time, I wasn’t sure what verbiage I wanted to put on the sign, so I asked a friend her thoughts and she said she always liked “Let it snow!” so there it was…
Now, fast forward several weeks, and our normal chaos has kicked up a notch or two and some not so fun things have happened in the house (the loss of a pet, some unplanned trips for the hubs) and the holidays have lost some of their shine for me. But, my little “Let is snow!’ friend was sitting on the bar and yesterday, when I looked up… I thought, Yes, please Lord, let it snow… let your grace and mercy and comfort cover me like a blanket of fresh snow!