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)