Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A White Treasure

Hey Friends,

We got snow here this week...well Sunday night and Monday...our southern sun has melted all but a few shady patches.

I love snow! Even though I once lived at a ski resort in Colorado...I still love snow! We get so little of it around here, that even a few inches calls for a happy dance of joy!

My parents live about 20 minutes from us on a privet lake....way back in the woods. It is a beautiful place! It is not where I grew up, but it has been home for about 20 years. I left my home in 1987 and a few years later my parents moved to the lake. It was left to them by family and it means the world to all of us.

In the almost 20 years they have lived there, I had never seen it covered in snow. I either lived too far away, or missed the weather window to get there in time....until this year. Sunday started out with cold rain but about 3:00 it started to sleet a little. Mike had to work that morning so after church I came home and began to pack us up. When he came home he looked at the clothes ready to go into the suitcase and asked, "Are you sending me away?" I told him about wanting to see the snow at mom's. He looked deep at me for a few seconds then said, "I really believe that I need to go to the men's meeting at church...(This...was...a...long...agonizing......... pause)...but if you will go ahead and finish packing us up we will leave as soon as it is over!" I hooped and hollered for I know a good three to four minutes! By the time he came back at 6:00, the snow was already sticking and I was a little afraid we wouldn't be able to make it there.

Now, let me stop right here to explain to all you who do not live in the south...and are used to driving in several feet of snow....we don't have the equipment here...and when it doesn't snow and stick but maybe...once every 4 years...well...how are we to learn how to drive in it?

We slowly made our way the 20 minutes without mishap, although we did see two other cars who had done a lot of sliding...one was in a ditch!

Monday morning I woke up to the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. Everything I had imagined did not do the real thing justice. I took over 50 pictures! I just couldn't stop. This was one of the best gifts God ever gave me through my parents, and a husband willing to go at a moments notice through the snow.

Here is a glimpse of what I saw:

This was right outside the window. God is so good! We wont be living this close come next winter. And just like His love and care for us, it took my breath away....because it was more than I could have expected or dreamed. My mind can not comprehend the beauty and love He has for all of us.

Whiter than snow yes Whiter than snow!

Love Pamela


Beverlydru said...

Lovely thoughts, lovely photos. You deserved that gift!

Kay Martin said...

Love it. Great pictures. You're right, nobody does snow like we do it in the south. Everything shuts down and we love it.

Runner Mom said...

It was beautiful....but thankfully, it's starting to melt! Did you all have enough p-nut butter and bread and milk??


Kristen Myers said...

What a awesome gift from a loving Father who knows just when you need somethiing special to remind you of His unfailing love.

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Elizabethd said...

What amazing photos! UK has had its second blanket of snow this week!