Do you know the phrase, “once in a blue moon“? Happening only every two or three years, a blue moon is a full moon occurring twice in a month. Snow in the South is about as common. It’s rare and a treat. When the news gives a prediction of snow in the forecast, we wait with eager anticipation, along with the giddy school children, hoping against hope that the snow will come. We scurry to the grocery store preparing for a snowmageddon and buy every junk food delight that can be purchased.
Snow is an enigma. We don’t know how to deal with it. We don’t have snow plows, snow tires, snow shoes, snow shovels, or coats designed for cold weather. Cars piled up, commutes that should’ve taken minutes took hours and in some areas, little children had to spend the night at school because they couldn’t get home. Snow perplexes us and catches us off guard.
We only had a light dusting, maybe an inch /inch and a half. For some of y’all, that amount hardly counts as spit as Southerners say but for us; it’s magical and FRIGID. Snow never lasts long when it does fall. In fact, the weather prediction is high 60’s for Saturday.
I’m not a fan of cold weather but I am a fan of snow. I love watching the flakes come down. I love the quietness and the stillness that begins to happen outside. Nature seems to command attention by using the softest of whispers. I watch in amazement knowing that each snowflake is unique and different; each testifying to the amazing, creative ability of God.
Snow days bless us with free days that are really unplanned holidays to be relished and treasured. A day open to any possibility I can imagine or conceive: a true luxury and gift. What have I done? Very little : )
What do you do with your snow days?
“Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.” Zechariah 2:13 NIV Bible