There is a lot of snow outside right now. Like a bizillion pounds. In all seriousness, the last measure two hours ago was 12.8 inches. The state is essentially shut down (minus hospital staff and various other stores – to you guys, I am so sorry….and thank you.) There are some who are happy about the snow, some who aren’t. My only complaint is that Bret didn’t get more beer. 😉
For those who aren’t enjoying the snow, let me give you a little story that may make it a little warmer. You may remember that I really don’t mind traffic, that story may be a good reread today too.
This story takes us back almost exactly 7 years. It was Valentine’s day in 2007. We had just experienced a snow storm much like the one that hit today. The state was pretty much shut down (even I had off work! Ahhhh, so thankful those days of a boss making me come into work no matter what, are gone.) I was pretty excited about the day…hopeful for what I would accomplish. I started off with devotions and here’s what I wrote.
“I am so thankful for this day! Please bless my day, help me to live it to it’s fullest, help me to really grow during this time with you now. Father, please heal my wounded heart. Help me to embrace my singleness and where you are leading my life right now. I know you have my best in mind. You are so good to me!
‘His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.’ John 12:16
How often this is true of us! We don’t know what God is doing until we get a major breakthrough and then we can see where he was working and his plan throughout.”
Now, what’s really special about this is that two days later, I met Bret. It was the first time in my life that I truly let go of finding someone. Before, it had always been halfhearted “I’m ok being single.” You know, the “if I say I’m not looking, he’ll show up,” kind of ok being single. But it wasn’t until that day, almost 7 years ago, that I finally let it go. I still remember that feeling.
So, if you’re stuck in the snow, wishing you could get out….just think, there may be someone, somewhere who just made peace with something….something that will change their life forever. It could be you.
And now for some snow pictures. 🙂
There is a car in there somewhere…
There should not be snow on there…
Fitting to have a shot of our ceremony site. 🙂
Hey, it is pretty. 🙂