Last Thursday, while driving J to swim team, the phone rang.
I couldn’t answer while driving, so I ignored it.
Shortly thereafter, I received a message from Alice (the woman who interviewed us for Project Lifesaver) stating that someone from the news was trying to get in contact with me.
A family on Tybee Island had a snow machine. It was cold enough the previous night, so they fired ‘er up and covered their front yard in snow. The news had heard about this, and contacted the woman to see if it would be OK for Jack to come visit. She agreed…and Jack got his snow!
When I pulled up to the place, I was already crying. I scooped up Jack and took him to the snow.
As I held him (now weeping) I whispered, “Oh Baby Love (that’s what I call him), what IS it?”
He turned those gorgeous blue eyes to mine and said, “WOCKS (rocks)!”
This, THIS is the moment you have been asking Santa for! THIS is snow!
“No, sweetheart…this is your snow!”
—and then it hit me.
Snow totally does look like the rocks people put in their flower beds (very common here) to do away with weeds…much like mulch.
He played. He touched. He was not thrilled that snow was both wet and cold.
My son sledded.
Granted, I was holding him and making sure no one came too close to his face or tube, but still…he sledded.
He was borderline on if he liked it. He nearly squeezed the life out of me. He half-screamed, half-cried…yet asked to go again!
He sobbed when we left. “Momma, snow miss me!”
Which kind of made me want to call the Weather Channel up and thank them for being so callous… (I’m still bitter).
My friend, Nicole, video taped the whole thing…and did a beautiful job (Thank you a million times over. We love you!)
Also, thank you to Mike and Crystal from WSAV who were the ones who truly orchestrated all of this! I know you guys went to bat and really made this happen…and we were SO glad that you got to share that moment with us!
Tuquyen..none of this would have happened if not for you. You’re his angel in people clothes. xoxox
Meredith–thank you for loving him the minute you met him. You made him so happy! He’s hoping you’ll wait for him for about 25 years, so he can marry you!