Friday, November 14, 2008

Let it snow. . .

This morning, we woke up to see snow falling.

First snowfall of the year.

Brody is vibrating with excitement.

He ran from the sliding door facing the back to my lap looking out the front window, smiling "Snowman! Snowman!"

Jeremy said it was the first time Brody had seen snow. And I guess, in a way, that's true because he just didn't seem to care about snow last year.

Jeremy cautioned Brody that we needed more snow to make a snowman. I explained to Brody about snow angels. Brody even asked to wear a hat.

When I was driving into work about an hour later, I realized that without Brody, I'd probably be grumbling about the weather, the traffic, and the cold. Instead, I was happy and excited to watch the snow continue to fall.

And now I cannot wait for Christmas eve, when we leave cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer and read Twas the Night Before Christmas.

And Christmas morning, when the three of discover what Santa left for us.

Having a child is more fulfilling than I ever thought it would be. The biggest part of my joy comes from helping Brody to experience the fanciful and watching his eyes twinkle while he discovers whole new worlds. And he takes us on the ride with him.

5 comments:

Heather said...

You did an amazing job putting the fulfillment thing into words.

Parenthood rocks.

And snow??? Holy cow. We're just now getting "cold" weather. (It's in the 60s today. Ha.)

tanya or MOM said...

Snow.... WE will not miss that! We moved from Maine to NC in June so no more for us :) woohoo!

But enjoy

Jacque said...

Well said! We are anxiously awaiting snow that is supposed to fall and give us a dusting tonight and in the morning. Phoebe must remember the snow, because when we were talking about the forecast of snow she said "I do flips in the snow!!". Which is exactly what she did in the snow last winter. Enjoy the snow and the twinkle in sweet Brody's eye.

Alina said...

That's so true, Chris. I don't really dig the cold and snow, but seeing it through Fintan's eyes does bring back the charm. I'm so glad Brody gets to enjoy it so early!

Robyn said...

Snow... It was 80 degrees here yesterday. I cannot fathom snow. It's outside my realm of understanding.

Christmas, on the other hand! I'm soooo looking forward to a Christmas where Rylie actually seems to understand and be able to participate a bit more. I'm excited!