It's not Idaho here in the high desert of Colorado.
It's not lush and green.
It's not deep, wet winter snow that you can form into snowmen,snow forts, and snow balls.
It's not lots of big fluffy flakes that pile up feet-worth of stopping power -
stopping one from going anywhere without utilizing a shovel and strong back.
It's not looking miles upward into giant evergreens,
awed by what snow looks like coming down through the trees.
It's not the short dark winter days that feel extra cozy by the fire,
and no matter what fingerprints we leave on windows,
and crayon drawings we tape to the fridge... this doesn't really feel like home.
But there are lots of things that this place is.
It is large, lovely, convenient, easy to warm, and easy to clean.
It is close to every kind of shopping.
It is swimming lessons even in the heart of winter.
It is bright happy sunshine almost every day.
it is minutes away from Safeway Rocky Road ice cream. Need I say more?
when the temperature dips low in this dry climate,
and a bit of precipitation escapes the translucent clouds
at just the time a warm glow of sunlight filters through...
At least, that's exactly what it looks like to me - Glitter.
And how gracious our amazing Creator God, to care so much for me
so far away from the beautiful cozy cabin retreat that my whole family has come
to love, that He would give us a piece of something lovely that we don't get
A sky-full of sparkling Glitter.
I can't help but marvel.
4 years ago