My dear children, who happily sang themselves to sleep with Winnie the Pooh‘s snow song last night, came jumping on my bed at 6.30 this morning super excited: “Imma, imma, – it is NORWAY outside!!!” I got up to look out the window with them, with every intention of afterwards saying we were going back to sleep, and would go outside later.
But what we saw is not something you see every day in Jerusalem, not every year, and not even with every snow fall. This was so overwhelmingly beautiful, it made what we were so excited about last night seem like nothing in comparison. The trees were heavy with snow, the thick snow blanket covered everything, – and so far it was all pretty untouched.
Maybe that was what convinced me, the relatively untouched part, because gone were the thoughts of going back to sleep… now all the focus was turned to finding the right clothes for going outside to enjoy this wonderful snow!
And off we went on an early morning snow walk. It was beautiful!
We had a lovely, lovely walk. Moments I will treasure forever.
My snow-loving son skipping around throwing himself into the snow, joyfully exclaiming: – This is just fantastic! – This is what Real Life is like!
He was actually born during a snow storm (almost in the snow literally!). So that may be why he enjoys snow so much that he does not seem to mind or even notice how cold it gets.
I love snow too. What can I do, – Norwegian roots…
This is a day that has brought a lot of joy to young and old in Jerusalem. Sort of like an extra holiday. Everyone (with the exception of hospital workers and such) gets a surprising fun day off from work or school. And we all enjoy some spontaneous fun. Snow days are wonderful blessings. My heart is very thankful!