first snow – a Wake Forest Story


God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

Good morning! What a beautiful day in North Carolina!

I know, the serious northerners among you are going to laugh at me (especially when you see my “snow pictures”) but I’m excited, kind of like when the leaves first started to change in the fall.

IMG_1699Yesterday evening, when the big fluffy white flakes started coming down, I took a walk down our cul-de-sac and looked at the first fresh dusting of snow, landing gently on the grass, the trees, the cars, and the roofs of the neighborhood; I stood still for a moment with a kind of wonder.

Then this morning, getting up early to walk in the pure crispness, I could hear the crunch under my feet and feel the sting of the cold air on my face. I watched Scout sniff the grass, confused and somewhat excited, and I felt exhilarated and grateful.

As I said, just a dusting, and I know it is but a gentle introduction into the world of ice and winter.

Regardless, my soul was refreshed and my heart sang. And that is a satisfactory way to begin any new day.

Morning walk into Tyler Run Park
Morning walk into Tyler Run Park

SONG! My heart is still singing. That’s just the way I seem to be responding, consistently, as each new person, place, event, challenge, and fresh snowfall has enriched the journey these past few months. I am full, and I am thankful; and because of that I am blessed.

Enjoy my first snow photos (and try not to laugh). “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.”






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