January 09, 2010

outrageous hope

Safe inside our four walls, we watch as winter slinks into our Florida world. Skies are gray and the air is damp. A cold rain sprinkles the earth and the temperatures are dropping from 47 to... who knows. Ham soup is bubbling away in the crock pot and steamy hot chocolate warms Laura's hands... while Camden is squealing from the couch. Because we are watching the weather channel... and there is a mix of rain and sleet in Orlando. Hope is alive... for snow.
What a memory it would be for my kids... and such a gift. As Laura's birthday approaches, I always remember her first Florida birthday... her sweet little self staring out the window waiting for the snow that would never fall. And today I am recalling the recent joy that I have seen on my son's face as he tossed ice cubes into the sky and called it snow... and just last week as he ran and jumped through the soapy snow that fell at Seaworld.
It is an outrageous hope we have... that it might snow in southwest Florida. But it might. And with the possibility lingering over us, no one seems to mind the chil in the air. Not if it would lead to an impossible sight. But I do not believe in the impossible...all things are possible with God. Even snow in the Sunshine State.

the last time they saw real snow...
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14 comments:

Shell in your Pocket said...

It's amazing how cold it is in the South!

sandy toe

togetherforgood said...

If I had a way I would send you a whole bunch of the snow from our front yard . . . :)

Jo@Mylestones said...

Doing the "snow dance" for you up here. Hope it comes your way!

Kelli said...

Oh how I hope it snows there!!!

K said...

I hope you get your snow!

I'd be happy to send you some of ours if it was possible.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wouldn't it be a wondrous sight? Snow on our palm trees???
I remember snow in Florida...January 1977...I was walking to the bus stop and then riding to school on the bus..I stared at it, like it was foreign...because it WAS!!!

Kay said...

I hope it snows for you and your sweet family!

jenn said...

Hoping and praying for a little snow for you all!

Corinne said...

I was just talking w/ my mom (who's in FL) about the possibility of snow there! How amazing would that be? :)
(and Dawn, I swore I had you in my reader... I cannot believe I didn't, I've been missing all your lovely posts since I haven't seen the Tuesdays Unwrapped posts! I am so sorry...)

dawn said...

when I was visiting FL for Christmas the year I was engaged to Dave--it was warmer in MN where he was then where i was. that was sad. :(

But for your sake...i hope it snows. (snowed?) My inlaws are in clearwater and they had a white yard (hard frost) today.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

A Little Of This And That said...

It's snowed two years in a row here in Houston, which is a record, so anything's possible.

Leah said...

Oh, I hope you get your snow! My son has so much fun playing out there! If I could send you some of ours, I would:)

Graceful said...

I wasn't too happy with how cold it was in FL when we were down there a few weeks ago, but for your sake, I am hoping for snow there today!

Such a sweet post...

Jen said...

I have some I will gladly send to y'all.