The much talked about blizzard

I would just like to let everyone know that I thought the blizzard this week was fantastic. Some people ask, “Why do we live here?” and I think, “This is exactly why we live here!” These storms that creep up out of nowhere, whatever the season, and pound us with an unexpected display of power are what make life in Saskatchewan exciting. That and the sky.
It has been so long since we have had a winter with a real amount of snow. As I was shovelling a path to the garage yesterday (Clay’s gloves were all in the car, so it was my joy to get out and work a little) I found myself longing to be fifteen years younger, if only for that afternoon. Had I the imagination of a seven year old, I could have spent hours outdoors, bundled up like only our moms knew how to bundle, and built incredible forts and who knows what else. Alas, I’m 22 and 3 1/2 months pregnant, and did not spend the afternoon frolicking in the snow.
I’m not as keen on the frigid weather, but this prairie girl will never say no to a storm, winter or summer. There’s something so very exciting about the prospect of being shut off from the rest of the world for a little while. Even with all our technology these days, we are no match for the wonder of nature God has created and unleashed on us this week. His power amazes me.

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