It never fails. When we have a snow storm it comes Sunday night or Monday night. Just in time for a long commute to work at the beginning of the week. I don't know why, but snow seems to be off limits to Friday and Sat. nights. As I hear all of my stay at home mom's gloat on facebook that they love the snow and that it was such a beautiful sight to wake up to, I'm grumbling and rolling my eyes thinking "anyone who can still be in their PJ's at 8am and be safe in their warm houses all day if need be would love snow!" (I do have a high view of stay at home moms! I know they don't have just an easy lazy day! but they don't have to drive to work and that makes me mad (okay jealous)).
This past Sunday and Monday were no exception. It snowed during the day on Monday a bit, no big deal. Tuesday we woke up to another blanket of white (on top of two or three blankets of white we already had). I instantly get grumpy thinking about how my 30 min drive would turn into a 60 min drive if I was lucky. I skipped my morning devo time so I could leave the house earlier to try to get to work on time. This time though I remembered to pray. To pray for my husband's safe drive to work. To pray for the other driver's to be alert and smart drivers. To pray for my own drive to work and that I wouldn't let this ruin the rest of my week. The roads were snow packed but not icy. The traffic was slow but not stopped. One could tell most of the schools had a snow day as there weren't as many cars on the road as usual. I got to work 15 min early. I remembered to pray and thank the Lord for the gift of a safe drive in to work for myself and my husband and that the stress of driving in weather like that was less than it normally was for me. It snowed all day. I was getting anxious thinking about the drive home. I get out on 494 to drive home and to my complete surprise, the roads were completely clear! Traffic was flowing. I drove home with a huge smile on my face.
God is good! I know He is good even if my drive to work and/or home would have taken 2-3 times as long as normal due to the snow (it has many times before). It's a wonderful glorious thing to be able to see God's kindness in something as simple as this. I prayed for something and the Lord was kind and I actually stopped to acknowledge that instead of going on with my day and forgetting.
I'm still very much looking forward to Spring! Spring feels like a gift from the Lord after long months of snow and cold. When the sun starts giving off heat, snow melts, and magical things happen in my garden. Oh I can't wait for Spring!