Finally!!!!! After looking for snow flakes in the midst of rain and hail for most of the day, it all turned into snow. Real snow! Wonderful snow! Right sounding snow! (*You know, when you walk on it.) Beautiful snow! Light and swirling snow!
Oh, it makes me happy deep in my soul just to see it! To feel it. It is winter. For real.
I really feel like a little girl again tripping around here from window to window looking at the snow flakes outside. And as I mention this feeling to the children, my sweet son replies:”That’s OK. Just go ahead and enjoy. We won’t remind you that your aren’t a little girl anymore…”
Even though it was past bedtime already for the children when the snow started settling and accumulating for real, we decided to go for a little spontaneous snow-walk. So, the one who was already in her PJs, quickly changed into warm winter clothes and out we went.
I know, for most of you this does not look all that special. It’s just a little bit of white stuff on the ground. But for us Jerusalemites this is big and exciting stuff! I wish the picture came with sound effects, because all around there were joyful shouts of how wonderful it is that the snow finally came!
This is a picture from a few hours earlier, when most of our white stuff was really hail. But there was enough snow in the mixture to make it stick together as a snowball.
The only problem with this hail-rain-snow-mixture was it was very cold and very wet. So much so that we had to change gloves every few minutes, leading to the fact that in this photo my little girl is wearing my big gloves.
But either way, we are really, really, REALLY enjoying this little bit of real winter! Not the least are we enjoying the coziness of being in a warm home when it is so cold outside.
Warm winter greetings to you all from Jerusalem!