Yesterday we woke up to this. Beautiful, isn’t it? I love snow. I smile when I see snow. I turn into that child that wants to run outside all bundled up and play. We had heard we may get snow, but, we have heard that a couple of times this winter. Each time has been a disappointment to hubby and I. We read accuweather and saw that the snow was supposed to come at 3:00 a.m. We actually stayed up until 3:30 a.m. hoping to at least see some flurries. Every few minutes one of us would go out to the front porch and look. Each time one of us would report that although we could smell the coming of snow, it was not snowing.
Finally, saner minds took control and we went to bed, knowing that we would be disappointed once more, but resigning ourselves to the fact that we once again, may not have snow.
You can only imagine our excitement to wake up and see our beautiful property covered in glorious snow yesterday. We watched as the snow kept falling throughout the morning. We had a late breakfast and went out to explore our property. We walked through our woods, loving each snow covered branch, each tree laden down with the weight of the snow. We were out until our feet were cold and our hands cold. It was a day I will always remember.
Snow is important to me. It is part of who I am. I know that sounds strange, but there is a part of me that comes alive in snow. I don’t tire of it. It is a part of my childhood and it is a part of our young married life living in Maine. It makes my heart glad.
Snow especially means a lot to me on this day. Forty three years ago today, I woke up to a blinding snow storm. I gasped as I looked out the window. I wasn’t expecting snow on that day, it hadn’t really crossed my mind. But, there it was and still falling. I got dressed, curled my hair, put on my make up and then posed with my family for my wedding pictures.
It was a day I will always remember, as you do whenever you get married. But, this day had so many unexpected laughs and memories that I hold dear. So, as I look out our back windows today at the snow covered woods behind our home, I remember seeing my dashing young groom come sliding into a parking place in front of the church, bounding over the snow drifts and heading into the church.
I will remember my forever friend’s father making snow balls and throwing them at us as we were getting our pictures taken inside the church. I will remember walking through knee deep snow in the parking lot of our reception hall and being caught by my groom as I went sliding into the hall almost losing my balance. I will always remember the look on my Aunt Dot’s face when she saw me almost fall. I will remember the band walking in late for the reception since they were in three snow related accidents trying to get to the reception. None of those memories would have happened had there not been snow. So, yes, I do love snow as it makes the best memories to hold.
Outside of living in Maine some thirty nine years ago, we have not had snow on our anniversary. It was a special gift to me this year. One that I will always remember. Happy Anniversary to my dear hubby. I may not have written anything lovely on Facebook today, but, this is for you. It has been an adventure, hasn’t it?
Thanks for stopping by today. Cathi (DAF)