This is my little fenced backyard this morning. It may not look like much to those of you who live in the North, but it's quite an event here in Texas. In fact, it's only the 2nd time that Drew (12) has seen the ground covered in snow. He spent the night at his dad's last night but called me at 7:00 a.m. insisting that I get up and look outside so that he could hear my reaction.
I answered the phone.
Me: (sleepily) Hey Drew, there's no school today.
Drew: (excitedly) I know Mom! Look outside!
Me: I will honey. I'll get up in a bit.
Drew: No Mom...now...get up and look out, right now!
Me: (groaning and reluctantly dragging myself from the warmth of my bed) Oooooh...o. k.
Drew: (still excited) Do you see it? Have you seen it? Isn't is cool??
It's a major event here. Drew is an extremely visual child and was greatly impressed with the sheer beauty of it. And it is beautiful. Particularly so when I count the blessings of a warm home and a day to stay home, sleep in, drink coffee, and putter around in solitude.
He's such a sweet little dog.
It's been a good day.
love and grace,