Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Winter Never Lasts Forever

Posted by Sandra Wilkins

         Softly, snow floats to the ever-whitening ground.  All of nature seems to pause as if to respect the peacefulness.  Children and adults alike press their glowing faces to the cold panes of glass in great anticipation. 

          Well…maybe not.  When Oklahoma recently had another round of snow, I was jolted to reality as I recognized a lot of people aren’t fond of the fluffy white stuff. Around here, there is the frantic run to the grocery store at the first mention of it.  Fretting and worrying seem to be natural responses to the news.  A few inches cause school and church closings.  Complaints about bad roads and freezing weather are on almost everyone’s lips. 
          Then, I think about those hardy New Englanders under feet of snow.  They must certainly be tired of the man-made mountains and frigid temperatures.  How they survive is beyond me.  My hat’s off to them—they might need it anyway.  
          I have the feeling I’m in a minority when it comes to liking winter weather.  I adore sitting at my kitchen table with my steaming cup of coffee and watching the flakes drifting toward earth from the gray sky.  I think it’s a lovely sight.  It’s a reminder to slow down and delight in the beauty around me.  When it melts a day or two later, the roads are clear and it’s only a memory.   
          Sometimes it feels as if we’re stuck in a repeating pattern of drudgery, but things do change.  It’s the way of life.  So, if you’re one of those who is tired of the dreary days of bone chilling weather or if you have a battered, worn soul—just remember—winter never lasts forever. 

         Sandra Wilkins is busy writing another series while home educating her two daughters.  Ada’s Heart, Rose’s Hope and Gwen’s Honor are her first three published wholesome historical romances.  Go to www.sandrawilkins.com to find out more about her and her books. 


  1. Actually, I'm one of those who love snow, but enough is enough. I don't think I've ever been so ready for spring.

  2. Though I'm a native of Maine, I'm not a snow bunny. Bring on spring. I shiver just thinking of the winter-bound regions.

  3. My problem with snow is that I have to drive through it to work. I'm good as long as the plows can keep the roads clear and it's not blowing. Calling into work because of snow is not an option. There's nothing like a good snow storm to make a 25 minute drive into an hour and a half one.

  4. I love the snow, the winter and the cold. DO NOT like the hot, muggy NJ summers at all. My dream is to have a summer house in Iceland - LOL

  5. Hi Sandra--
    I, too, like looking out the window with a steaming mug of coffee and admiring the weather. It is a moment to appreciate nature. Oh, Kathye, I agree with you about needing a break from summer weather :-)