White Christmas

26 Dec

As I write, my community is in the middle of a blizzard.

A blizzard by definition is a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility. It has been snowing sideways for 24 hours and looks like it will stay for the night. Sometimes I cannot see the neighbor’s home across the street for the white-out conditions. The wind gusts are wild.

I have a friend who lives a street away who has been without power for the 24 hours. My power has flickered from time to time but so far we have heat, food and a warm fire in the fireplace. The windchill is 15 below.

Could this situation be better? Sure! The dog refuses to go outside, the snowblower is not working and I see snow blowing in and onto the floor by the front door. Could this situation be worse? Sure! We could have no heat, no food and we could be in poor health.

I asked God for perspective as I walked the dog through the snowy yard in the fierce wind so that maybe she would “go.”

I asked God for perspective when my husband worked for an hour on a repair of the snowblower only to come in announcing he needed another part to complete the repair.

Then… I thanked God for a delicious meal of steak and potatoes and vegetables with Christmas cookies for dessert.

I thanked God that the wind was outside and I was inside.

I thanked God for the companionship of my husband and dog in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace.

Wherever you were and whatever your weather may have brought to your Christmas, I hope you found blessings in the day and a chance to love the baby in the manger.

5 Responses to “White Christmas”

  1. sueb December 26, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

    Denise, it certainly was a Christmas to remember. We too have been blessed with power, heat, food and a husband/wife to share in the chaos. Christmas was by Skype with our locals and N Carolina contingent. The fun started when we realized we had not exchanged the wrapped gifts before hand. So we opened their gifts from us and vice versa. It sounds crazy but it really made all of us laugh. A new tradition is born.
    Jesus is born again in our hearts even when a blizzard dampens our plans. Gods blessings to you and yours.

  2. dar1124 December 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

    Author’s Post Script…as of this posting folks are still without power going on 4 days. Please pray for them. It is still cold and snowy.

  3. Anonymous December 26, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    Stay safe and warm! Enjoy looking out at the snow!

    • dar1124 December 26, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Cannot deny…it is quite beautiful!

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