Monday, December 03, 2007
Snow and Music
Our daughter, the last child, in her last year of college, was part of the choir this past weekend at her college, one of the great ELCA colleges. We traveled quite a way to attend Christmas in Christ Chapel. This is the annual worship/concert, held in the beautiful center building of the campus.
We had to leave home on Friday evening, driving part way, because of a predicted snow storm. This allowed us enough time on Saturday to have lunch with our daughter. Driving to the Chapel was challenging because of the snow. During the service, we could see that the snow had ceased. What we couldn't see was the freezing rain that was falling. We had to scrape our car and drive quite slowly to our daughter's apartment. She didn't get home until 4 hours later, as there was another performance, 5 total for the weekend.
On Sunday, it took at least 30 minutes to scrape the ice off the car before we could leave and about 8 1/2 hours to drive home due to slippery roads at times. We didn't attend church. I had been scheduled to give the Stewardship Talk in my home church. Synopsis: If you are spending money and giving gifts just because it needs to be done, consider giving a gift of money to our home church in honor of your giftee. There, that was short and sweet.