Winter Wonderland

Emma’s Monthly Blog – a Youth Participant from Circle of Life Rediscovery

2013. New Year. New Beginning. It only felt like last week that Christmas was around the corner. It’s amazing how fast time flies, January is nearly over!

I love January, there’s something about the freshness of the first month of the new year that brings a smile to my face. The air is cold. The wind is chilly. The frost is thick. Your cheeks are blushing red from the wintery air but when you come home and get out of cold,  wrap yourself up in the warm presence of a thick blanket and steaming hot chocolate, that moment truly warms my heart.

I remember when I was a little girl, my dreams of Winter would be of waking up in the morning to a thick blanket of whiteness. Yes, you know the stuff. Cold. Wet. Finger numbing…Snow! Oh, how I wanted to see snow. I remember tales from my parents about the snow back in 1963 and how it had completely covered everything for weeks on end! I needed my fill of the white stuff. Rarely would it snow when I was little, only having the odd occasion of a snow day. How times have changed!

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