Magic From Heaven...Let it Snow

It’s been five days since the snow hit the south, and somehow, it’s just not the same wonder that I recalled as a child.
Closing my eyes, I remember my childhood snow days.
Days filled with delight. Days that kept me wanting more. Days filled with anticipation.
Wisconsin snow created drifts so high that we built ice “houses” in the center and used its walls to barricade the boys while we snuck around to pelt them with our tightly packed snowballs. I remember the exhilaration of soaring down the icy hill on my wooden toboggan. I didn’t even notice the wind burn that graced my cheeks.  I remember relaxing by the cozy fire to thaw out from the chill. Warming my hands with my hot chocolate dolloped with real whip cream, my mother seemed to instinctively know what we wanted most.
There’s so much I remember about those snow days. Yet somehow as an adult, today’s snow days do not seem to create the same wonder I recall as a child.
Why is that? Where has my delight gone? When did it leave me?

I don’t want the inconvenience. I don’t want the hassle. I don’t want the mess. I don’t want the extra laundry.
I’m sharing over at (in)courage today. Come join me for how I wrestled through this lack of Winter Wonder.
As a reminder from a past post, Dayspring created a special 20% off coupon code just for Balancing Beauty and Bedlam readers. Yes, that in addition the clearanced and sale items. I’ll be seeing the “Santa” behind these sales, and I’ll make sure to give him a big hug from you all. So many have emailed me that they are more than thrilled with the items they received. YEA!
Click here and use the Code: BAB20 – Expires Feb. 1 2011.
I stocked up on these adorable aprons when they were $10. Now they are $4.20. WOW. They make such wonderful, “Just Because” gifts. (Located under Clearance Gifts, not Christmas Clearance.)
When I first saw these in person, my immediate response declared, ” The website does not do these justice.” These are precious, and at only $8 (marked down from $20), you’ll love them as much as I do. The other two options are Love, and Faith.
faith necklace