Now, all across Alabama, we are breathing a sigh of relief because the anticipation is over…it’s finally snowing (did you see the “smoke” coming out of my mouth?). I’m not exaggerating: preparing for snowfall in Alabama is worse than actual snow. Everyone is on edge. And by the time all is said and done, there won’t be a lick of milk or bread to be found in the whole state. I, on the other hand, am buying up ready-to-bake cookies and hot cocoa.
My children have gone berserk. They just ran outside to “play in the snow.” Not a bit of it is on the ground yet, mind you. Noah ran inside to show me a snowflake that lighted on his glove. It was a single snowflake and we could see make out its details. Just a few seconds and it was gone. “You know what?” I asked. “What?” “There will never be another snowflake exactly like that one. God makes each crystal unique, and then it’s gone…just like that.” He responded with a slow, “Wow,” and ran out to catch another one.
Oh wait. It stopped.
It will probably snow more later today and tonight, but OH THE DISAPPOINTMENT now.
Alabama weather: it is a roller coaster.