Saturday

sometimes things don't turn out


We've been in West Texas for coming up on 3 months. That's most of winter, mind you. Now normally there are 2-3 decent snow storms. Decent for a Texan is 3-4 inches. Enough to cover everything and muffle out sounds for awhile.

Hasn't happened. We thought that Deacon would get to play in snow - enough to make a snow man or romp around in and eat. Just play. But this is an abnormally warm and dry winter here. The folks up north and east, they wish it were a little warmer and dryer up there, but that's just how things go.

Most likely we will return to Guatemala in May with Deacon never having had the chance to see a good snow. Now he'll probably see some one day. Eventually we'll be somewhere where there is snow. But for now you just have to be a little disappointed and move on.

We leave Lubbock one week from Monday having been here since the end of November. There are a lot of things I wanted to do while we were here that just didn't happen for one reason or another. And that's just life. Sometimes things don't turn out. I'm not sure where I learned to deal with disappointment. It's not like that's a class you take. And some things are of course more disappointing than others. But I'm not sure what else to do other than wish it would have snowed and then move on.

2007 was full of things that didn't turn out for a whole lot of people close to us. I guess that's part of life in a fallen world. Expectations, reasonable or not, go unmet. I guess character doesn't get built very fast when everything goes your way.

I do wish it would snow.

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