He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast? ~Psalm 147:15-17
Two weeks ago sees the eastern seaboard sacked by Kenan, a wicked Nor'easter, with record amounts of snowfall. My husband, Danny, is an unapologetic weather geek, so he follows the storm and its development with avid interest. I am particularly concerned about how the weather affects parts of Massachusetts, since all my living relatives are located in that state.
Fortunately, everyone emerges unscathed when all is said and done.
Here in the South, we can only dream of getting a winter storm with such intensity and fury. It's something we may think we want, only if for the novelty, but the reality of dealing with power outages, no plows at the ready, and ice-slicked roads would leave millions at the mercy of unforgiving elements.
But, when there is a gentle snowfall, accumulating just enough of the magical white flakes to offer a winter wonderland, that is a scenario we will take any day of the week! That's precisely what happens in Raleigh, NC, where my daughter and her family live, around the same time as the big, bad storm. I am so delighted with the photos, showing the splendid time the grands are having, I simply have to share with you.
This is about as big as a snowman attempt as is made by the girls! And why is Alexandra looking so forlorn below? You would look the same way if big sister had just finished pummeling you with snowballs!
Grand- pup Finn!
And last, but never least, Virginia
How all these photos make me wish we lived closer, but I'm grateful that the girls were able to have so much fun, and their memories can be shared with us.
I can hope that the Lord has more wintry gifts remaining in His storehouse of ice and snow before all is said and done this season. But let us give thanks for all that He has already bestowed upon us, day by blessed day.