Tuesday, January 11, 2011



Okay…I am ready for this snow and ice to disappear! I have places to go, things to do, and … bills to pay!

Back in my younger days, I would have been in my glory with all this white stuff Mother Nature threw at us this week! I use to wait anxiously every winter…wondering if we would get snow and if we did, how much. I couldn’t wait to see the first of the softly falling little flakes hitting the ground! I use to have so much fun building a snowman with Danny and the kids, having snowball fights on Spring Street with my sister-in-laws and their families, and then going home to make snow ice cream!

My most favorite thing to do though, was to climb into the car or truck with Danny and go wandering around the county, just admiring the beauty of the land and trees, and the old barns. To me, Main street in Greensboro always looks like a Christmas card when there is snow on everything …

Ever notice how much nicer things look covered in freshly fallen snow?


When I had Dan, I was 18 years old  and so naive…I thought anytime you wanted a baby, all you had to do was just try and nine months or so down the road, there would be another baby to love. Well…it didn’t happen like that for me. After losing two, and going to fertility specialists, I learned that there was very little chance of me ever carrying a child full term again if I got pregnant. It was a  very long ten years later that I found out I was pregnant and this time, praise God, it went full term!


My doctor told me he had a way to determine the date of delivery and my baby would be born on January 12, 1982. Well one night, I dreamed that she would be born on Christmas Eve or Dec. 28, of 1981….and was shown in my dream, that the baby would be a healthy little girl! When I told my doctor about my dream on our next visit, he looked at me like I had lost my mind!! Then he just laughed and said, “If you had wanted a little tax deduction, you should have started sooner!” and laughed at his own little joke.


But the joke was on him…she was born on Dec. 28, 1981 and she was a little girl!!! You should have seen his face when I reminded him of my dream the night Amanda was born!!!

And get this…..Had I came in labor on Jan.12, 1982…I wouldn’t have been able to even get to Wilkes County Hospital, because Green County and the surrounding areas were hit with a snow and ice storm similar to the one we have now!




Suzi Que said...

I believe that we have the ability, in our family at least, to somewhat predict the future - or to see into it, with our dreams! Congratulations on being right and on having such a wonderful set of kids!!!!
I loved this! I love doing the same thing in the snow -riding around, taking pictures, looking... Of course being single, I can't, and won't do that, by myself... Too dangerous. But thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!
I love you!

madcobug said...

Glad that dream came true for you. I have them come true but several times they were not good dreams. That first picture was beautiful when I enlarged it. A Christmas card for sure.
Lovya, Helen

Gerry said...

The snow does cover the bleakness of a winter landscape and makes it a kind of fairyland of white. And also the snow adds another dimension which is why I guess I never tire of looking at snow pictures even as I am glad I am far from them in a city (Phoenix) where it never snows. Our surroundings just don't change much. I miss the contrasts of the seasons, but not enough to leave warm Phoenix. Right now the weather here is wonderful, especially for those with arthritis!

Paula said...

Enjoyed reading this memory. Wonder what your sweet Mommy is thinking about all the snow.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

God is good all the time...It seems everyone has snow now whether you are in the north or the south. It doesn't take long at all to get tired of it for me. What a wonderful way to always remember January 12th and also your daughters birthday. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kath said...

It's amazing how some peoples dreams come true isn't it Carlene.What a wonderful story.I too used to love the snow,but my thoughts nowadays are very differant.It looks beautiful on postcards and pictures.Have a lovely blessed day.Thankyou for your kind words in comments.Much appreciated always,love you too.I'll be in touch when things are back to normal(hope it hurry's up).Hope you Mama is well and those Darling Grandchildren.Take Care God Bless Kath xxx

Missie said...

The older I get, the more I hate winter and snow. Why is that? LOL