imageWe had our first snow of the winter last night. It was so beautiful falling from the sky. I could only imagine your excitement as you saw me walk out onto the deck in my pjs to get that first bowl of pure, soft snow for snow cream. You always laughed at me when I would get so giddy with excitement over the thought of making snow cream like Grandma Taylor would always make. I made a big bowl of snow cream last night and Dad and I ate almost all of it. This morning I had the breakfast of champions which was the last of the snow cream – from last night. I’ve already made more for today and it is in the freezer for later on. I will probably make some more later on just in case…

There is so much beauty around us right now with everything being covered in snow. The woods behind us look like a winter wonderland and the birds are taking advantage of the well-stocked feeders, thanks to Dad. I can only imagine how beautiful everything must look from your vantage point. You can see beauty everywhere and I know you must be smiling from ear to ear. A cardinal landed on our deck just a bit ago and I would like to think that you sent it because it was in the perfect spot for me to take a picture without scaring it away. Thank you, honey.

We all miss you so much; things just aren’t the same anymore. I want to call you and talk to you. I want to take you shopping. I want to just be with you. I want to do the mom-daughter things that we used to do. At times I get so angry with God for taking you. I know that is wrong to do, but you are my baby girl. We had so much that we wanted to do together. We were just getting started on our adventures. There is so much more that I could say but I won’t. I’m grateful for the time we had together, for the special memories that we made and most of all, I’m grateful that I was able to be your mom. You and Robert are my greatest blessings and I thank God everyday for giving me the privilege of being your mom. I love you both so much.