**side note** My school was out for a week during the "Arctic Blast" in mid-January. Not because there was any snow/ice on the ground but because the ancient pipes in the city of Jackson couldn't handle the freezing temperatures and they busted-- leaving the whole city of Jackson without water for a week!**
I really did not (do not) want to make up any missed school days on a Saturday or, worse, during my Spring Break! Regardless of how I felt, the snow came, just as predicted, Thursday night. I woke up Friday morning to a blanket of snow covering the ground and falling from the sky. It was so beautiful and peaceful. It was such a wonderful, relaxing day, and God knew (better than me) that I desperately needed it. I love, love the feeling of being "snowed-in"... you can't go anywhere, you have nowhere to go, you are forced to just relax! I'm sure if I lived up North that "snowed-in" feeling would get old, but it never will for me here in the South!
I am such a kid-at-heart. I could not wait to get outside and play! I woke up at 7 a.m. (on my day off) and waited for Nathan to get up so we could take Bella (our dog) out. I genuinely felt sorry for all those people who do not have a child, dog, or spouse to play with in the snow! We had such a blast running in the snow, throwing snow balls, and building a snow*woman*.
The whole day, I was filled with a heart-warming JOY from God. I love His creation of snow... It makes me think of His mercy and what He did for me 18 years ago... took all of my ugliness and made me white as snow! I am amazed at His goodness. And to think, if left up to me, I would not have chosen for it to snow Friday. I love how well He knows me. What a great day to reflect on that!
I was excited to see most of the snow on left on the ground this morning. I would love for it to stay all day! I know not everyone likes the snow, but those people mainly live up North! :)