Normally if I see this in the forecast:
… I feel the sudden urge to cry a little. Not today! Looking at this forecast for tomorrow in little Westboro, WI is making me giddy and I have a huge smile on my face! (Full disclosure: I will not be anywhere near Westboro, WI tomorrow!) The reason that this is what I am thankful for today isn’t because I’ve gone senile (but I’m pretty sure I’m inching closer), but because of the memories it brings up.
On April 25, 2002 the weather in northern WI was AWESOME! It was so warm that I was wearing shorts. The sun was out and it was a perfect Spring day. On April 26, 2002, the weather took an incredible turn right about the time we went into the church in Westboro.
While we were getting ready and our guests were arriving there was an incredible snowstorm that took over the northern half of Wisconsin. The snowstorm was absolutely awesome! It snowed so hard that the power to Medford, WI was cut off due to downed power lines at about 10:30-ish, thus ending our wedding reception a little on the early side. Becky and I were fortunate to be staying in one of the only hotels in town that had a backup generator.
When I looked at the forecast and saw a little bit of snow possible for Westboro early tomorrow morning it brought back a flood of memories and I’ve been smiling ever since. To be clear, I’m not a fan of snow, but I am a fan of weather that brings back amazing memories!