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The First Snow

Note:  I asked a friend what I should blog about and she said write a poem about the first snow. So here it is!

It's always the first snow of the year
That we remember the best.
And all the details that surround
That day are imbedded in one’s mind.

For me too, I remember.
It was a busy day and began with rain
And shopping and then to the kitchen
To bake and cook.

It’s comforting to be in a kitchen
With a warm stove by your side
And a friend, and communion,
And the Christmas tunes sung aloud.

And as we stay warm indoors
And enjoy the art of creating good food,
We watch the swirl of white outdoors,
Dancing snowflakes sinking to the earth.

It calls to us to come and play,
To dance and sing with careless joy.
The heavens shake lose this cold wet white dust
And blanket the earth.

It’s a marvel! Every flake different
If you get up close,
Yet all the same from a distance.
How it flutters in the wind.

It makes no sound,
But just comes down.
That white fluff
Of cold white snow.

And this was the first,
Quiet Herold

And Oh, How He Loves Me so!

Not sure where to begin,
A story too big for me to tell the whole,
Full of mystery, but a song of grace.
I was pondering today,
Of where I am and where I was.

I remembered days of old.
Those hard days.
Days of confusion,
Of pain, of loneliness.
Scary days, new adventures,
Failing grades, failing at life,
Those high school days.
Yet in it all,
God’s grace.
God’s grace held me up,
Though life was hard,
He gave me friends,
And laughter,
Smiles and kind customers.
And when the right time came
He directed me to the next stage of life.

I welcomed the new season
With fear and trembling.
College life began.
Hoping it would only last for two years.
Eager to move back to the south,
Get married and have kids was my dream.
Eager to leave the cold winters
And depressing falls,
And papers and books behind.
But instead more confusion,
More fear.
My ideas were not his.
He told me stay and so I did.
Two years past and the third one started.
I hadn’t intended to be here that long,
But he intended from before time began.
Along the way…