Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Why Smile Through the Snow?

While most people would say, "the weather outside is frightful," I cannot stop smiling as I walk through it. How can this be? Let me share a story with you all...

Two years ago from today, my aunt passed away due to cancer. It was a hard time for me and the rest of our family. I had never felt so alone and questioned everything I had held dear. Just before she passed, she had given me a pair of snow boots that, when she passed, became very important to me.

Now, flash forward to last Sunday. I had been reflecting on the day of my aunt's passing and had the thought I should go to the temple [a house of worship] that day. So, this morning, I woke up early and went just hoping to feel peace. I did and it was wonderful and when I left and saw tons of snow I began to smile. The snowflakes against my ears and face tickled and felt like kisses from Heaven. I had been hoping to wear my snow boots today but, without snow, that was not going to happen. So, when I saw the Snow I became very happy because, in a weird way, it was an answer to prayer.

I know God knows us and our needs. He has made a way for families to be forever and ways to feel peace in a crazy world. I am so grateful for that knowledge that has blessed my life immensely.


  1. Thanks for the thoughts, Chelsey (the one from two years ago, too). We'll be spending some time at the cemetery this afternoon, reflecting on times with Heather, and having dinner at "Mother's Restaurant" -- that's the actual name of a restaurant on Galena close to Orchard Rd where Heater enjoyed going the weekend of Mother's Day. The Lord's blessings be with you!

  2. My pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heather is a special person who has left a huge impact on my life and I wish I could tell her that. Hug your kids for me today!