Monday, February 4, 2008

I must be dreaming

I must be dreaming was the thought we all had on Saturday morning when we woke to find 3 inches of snow on the ground in our little village outside of Düsseldorf. Spencer said to Tamara - "smack me. I think I'm dreaming." Shantal said the same thing to Emma when they saw the snow. In the "Dachgeschoss" or attic floor where we sleep and the windows are slanted I could see the piled up snow on the window. I thought no way can that be true. I looked outside and could see white trees and roof tops, but still did not believe it was more than a dusting. But as my eyes adjusted to the light I saw that it was was real snow, about 3 inches.

It was real enough that we could build a snowman and play in the snow for a bit. It was a great fun. In the afternoon when I was heading down the hill to a neighbors house I breathed in the cool winter air, looked up at the clear crisp blue sky, dotted with a few large fluffy clouds, and then noted the streams of water flowing down the street winding their way under and through the snow that was still strewn across the street. I felt like I was at home. I love the snow. It is wonderfully refreshing.

Tamara or I will post some pics from the snow soon. Tamara goes into the hospital tomorrow to prepare for the surgery on Wednesday.


Edleen said...

*Hugs* Tamara.

hope your surgery will go smoothly and take good care :)

G in Berlin said...

I have been reading you guys since I got here and wanted to tell you that I ill be praying for you today. Wishing you an easy recovery.

Gardner said...

Thanks for the great comments and concern. Tamara is doing well this evening. Tired and in pain, but doing well. There was a bit more life in her cheeks than I had expected.

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