So we live in Alabama, about an hour from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Well, as the temp dropped it started to rain, then sleet, then ice/snow flurries came down. The ground is covered in ice and the roads are completely iced over.
I feel the need to mention in this area we prepare for hurricanes, NOT ice. Last time it snowed was Valentine's Day 2010 and it did not stick to the ground and before that it was Christmas 2007 and it did not stick then either. Needless to say kids are out of school and most businesses have shut down. There have been cars abandoned and a lot of wrecks. Further up the state kids have spent the night at high schools and others at the jobs due to road conditions.
However, through this I have the thought of how God never ceases to amaze me. In an area that almost never sees snow, there is snow. People are coming together to gather blankets, jackets, and soups to help those that may not have what is needed for this type of weather. People are getting to spend unexpected time with their families or catch up on rest. I love how God wraps blessings up in unexpected packages.