The first Sneaux Day in 2008 was, by far, the most magnificent. It covered the entire south with a thick blanket of white fluff! It was truly beautiful.
Becuase our area is not exactly equipped to handle such a snowfall, pretty much everywhere lost power. Thank goodness we live on family property! Most of us ended up at my inlaws around their wood burning stove. My sweet mother in law made us breakfast (thanks to gas utilities) and chocolate milk (the milk was stored in the snow to keep it nice and cold) while we played in the snow!
That Sneaux Day is full of precious memories... memories that will surely stand out even into my golden years.
One of my favorite memories is taking a picture of my Judey Jude in his wintercoat in the snow. I used that picture in my Christmas cards that year. I usually do photo cards, but that year I found the perfect regular Christmas card to go with the picture.
This was the outside of the card:
This was the inside of the card:
The Meaning of the
Every new snowflake comes to the earth
As a picture of our Savior’s birth
Because they are sent from up above
And remind us of God’s care and love.
Each one is so intricate and small
Because Christ sees the details of us all,
And just as two are never the same
The Lord knows and calls us each by name.
Snowflakes gently cover the world in white
And hide what’s unlovely from our sight,
Showing us how He covers our sin
And gives His grace when we come to Him.
So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind
And in every bit of white may you find
A reason to celebrate anew
And a reminder of His love for you.
all received one blessing after another.
JOHN 1:16 NIV
It was a wonderful Christmas memory; one that will always remain one of my favorites.