We’ve all heard it a hundred times – some even more than a hundred. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” Well, those of us in the south have dreamed that dream for many years only to be heartbroken on Christmas morning. Some of us even gave up the dream a long time ago. But, for the first time in my life of thirty…something years, I had a white Christmas in ArkansasIt! Don’t get me wrong, we see snow down here occasionally. Usually January or February. One time, many moons ago, we even had some in March! But never on Christmas Day. It was a beautiful sight! We didn’t get as much as our friends in central Arkansas got, but they got the power outages, too, so I can’t complain that we only saw about an inch of snowfall. Here are some pictures from our lovely Christmas snow!

Coming down peacefully on Christmas evening.

A dusting of sugar covers the ground. Well, that’s what it looks like, anyway. 🙂

When I downloaded my pictures onto my laptop, I found this one! I have a very sweet husband. And, in case I haven’t mentioned it, I love him very much. 
This is the day after Christmas. Everything was so beautiful, and there was hardly any traffic so it was very quiet outside. I love snow! I love the cold weather!
Another picture from my husband. I like how the sun is peeking out between the snow covered limbs. We didn’t see it much in the days following Christmas, making this photo even more special. 
Here are a few more pictures taken the day after Christmas: 

If you read my blog often, you know that I’ve had a difficult year. I know some people say that when they see a cardinal or a butterfly or a rainbow that they are reminded – in a very personal way – that God loves them. They see those things as “hugs from God”. Well, I enjoy all of God’s creation. I don’t have to look far to be reminded of His great love for me. But, when I saw this snowfall in south Arkansas on Christmas Day, I couldn’t help but feel loved! It wasn’t just a beautiful sight to behold, it was a miracle! He reminded me on Christmas Day that, yes, He still does miracles.

I’m praying for many more in the year to come.

6 thoughts on “We Lived the Dream

  1. A beautiful Christmas with His purity coming down from Heaven!


  2. Tori says:

    Yes, you lived the dream at our expense.:0) we had a 54 degree Christmas here in Croatia and that's totally strange. We should've had snow! No I'm not bitter. You would think being a Texas girl that I would care but after 13 years with many white Christmases I miss it. Oh we'll glad my friends got to have a white Christmas anyhow. Happy New Year Valerie!


  3. Yes, it was lovely! 🙂


  4. Haha! Sorry, Tori! We were really surprised. I hope you get lots of snow in January and February to make up for it. 😉


  5. Yes, it was! Definitely a memory to treasure. 🙂


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