December 9, 2008

An Altogether Lovely Evening

Spending time in my college town ranks high on the list of things I enjoy. It's such a beautiful town. I was born for the mountains, I think (though I'm certain Virginia's mountains pale in comparison to others).

Saturday, I took CJ & one of her friends to C'ville for a girls' basketball game. It was blustery and cold...a perfect day for snow. I was hopeful. We passed the morning and early afternoon with no precipitation. But my dreams came true after the game. As we walked out of the arena, CJ noticed a few fine flakes. I was giddy.

If your daddy loved me, he'd move me back up here! I cried.

To which my sensitive daughter replied, He does love you, so shut up.

(*Note...normally she would never get away with that! In this instance, her response was classic, fitting, and rather funny.)

The snow continued while we shopped just off grounds (campus at other colleges) and ate dinner at a wonderful deli. I promised the girls we'd stop by Starbucks for dessert before heading home. Still warm from the creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich, snow falling as we walked past the shops, I was struck by how much that moment felt like a Hallmark holiday movie. I could almost hear Burl Ives crooning "Silver Bells". It was perfect.

An early Christmas gift from my God, who cares for this lover of all things sappy & holiday!
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing."
~Psalm 16:2 (NIV)

3 comments:

His Girl said...

sounds dreamy! would love to be dusted with a few snowy flakes here, myself.

someday?

Jillian, Inc said...

This one gave me goose bumps. Heavenly. When I go back to Iowa and drive the 2 1/2 hours from the airport to my mom's house, I pass by the edge of the town where I went to college. Most times I take a little detour and drive through...sometimes stop at one of my many favorite places to eat. Drive past the dorm I lived in, the pool I trained so many hours in, the first apartment I ever had. **sigh** Good times.

much2ponder said...

What a wonderful time with your daughter! When I got to the part where she said, "He does love you! Shut up!" I laughed out loud. We have plenty of snow and cold over here in WI...maybe you should take a drive over this way, lol.