The Christmas season for me starts on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, after the dinner has been served. I like to keep November’s focus on being thankful to God for His blessings in anticipation of the time of gift-giving and receiving at Christmas. But the holiday music, movies, and decorations come out as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is cleaned up and the autumn decorations have been packed away. I too love the music of this season, and “Let It Snow” is one of my favorite secular Christmas songs. We don’t have snowy winters anymore, since we moved too far south for the white stuff, but like the writer of The River Walk blog, I was excited last year when I was able to see my breath while taking an early morning walk. Enjoy this read, and the music too, of course!
The first time I saw it, I wasn’t ready. I guess at this point I should have been, but I wasn’t. It isn’t like it was too early in the year. The timing was right from what I remember of the winter I had been through a year ago. It is just that I grew up much farther north and on the other side of the ocean. I guess part of me had just assumed that since everything is warmer here, winter simply will not happen.
Then I saw it. At least, I think I did. It was still very early in the day and I was walking through the park when something seemed to appear on the periphery of my vision. No. That isn’t possible. I stopped. If I was a smoker I would have thought nothing of it. If I was still living in upstate New York I…
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