This seems to be a December to break some records as to how cold and snowy it has been. I think we’ve received over three feet of snow in the last two weeks, but I’m thankful that it didn’t come down all at once. We’ve had three significant snowfalls of just over a foot each. I get the driveway plowed out and the car cleared of snow and within a couple of hours the car is covered with snow again and the driveway is filling up with snow. Yesterday was the worst of the three storms and school was canceled for the day. Corry seldom closes school because of snow. We have had two delays to the start of school, and yesterday started out as a school delay again, but before long the news reached us that school was closed for the day.
This morning I’m remembering a year long ago when we lived at Millertown and the church was holding a week of special meetings. It may have been in January, or February. Every day there was more snow. The visiting evangelist was not used to snow and every morning he expressed his astonishment at the amount of snow we were getting.
I think these last two weeks have been like that. December seems too early for so much cold and snow. Will we get a reprieve in January and February this winter season? That’s a comforting thought to hold on to.
Meanwhile, I am thankful for warm winter clothing,–coats, boots, scarves, a crocheted hat that stays on my head and wind can’t blow it off. We all need a way to stay warm.
For the sake of all of us in this grip of winter, and that includes humans and animals, I hope the next few days will give at least a bit of a break from the wind, snow and cold.