I knew it couldn’t last forever, It’s been very warm and mostly snow free. All that was left was a little snow from Christmas. I was looking at it and thinking we were doing pretty good…maybe I’ll be mowing in February if this keeps up. I saw a winter weather watch come up…then it turned to a warning saying we may get around ten inches of snow and the frigid weather I hate so much. I can feel the approach of this storm already…the sky has that look it gets when a storm approaches as well. The wind has really come up so I figure this thing really is inevitable now. If this thing really plays out I may have a whole different world to share with you in pictures next week. For now we wait and see what is in store. Sometimes I think waiting is what makes us…that’s the time when faith really shines. It’s easy to degrade to worry but if we give to that we miss the strength that can come from difficulty. Looking at some vases we have that I really like made me think about this. We spend so much time wanting to know what’s on the other side…what’s inside the package but like these vases that’s not where the beauty lies. Sometimes we need to appreciate the wrapping…the faith it takes to make the beauty of who we are to come later to appreciate the whole picture. The vase needs the outside to be able to hold whatever you want to put inside itand I think faith makes us what we’re meant to be so God can put His blessings inside us as well.