Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Today, I struck out down the road for a lunch meeting. Little did I know, I was about to receive a little blessing. Not 3 minutes after I got onto the highway, I was completely engulfed in a whiteout. I couldn’t see 3 feet in front of me. I took my foot off the gas, and took a deep breath, kept the wheel trained towards the right side of the lane, and said a little prayer. As I crept forward (for fear of getting hit from behind if I came to a total stop) I caught a glimpse of a shadow in front of me. This turned out to be a snow plow. When the wind shifted, I found myself in a well spaced huddle of about 8 vehicles. All stopped.
This is where I stayed for the next 2 hours. There was a 20 car pileup about 100 metres ahead of me. If I’d not forgotten my coffee in the house and had to go back for it, I could have well been right in the middle of it. I watched as other vehicles cams to park behind me. Visibility was close to nil at times, and the police on scene determined it was safer to leave us where we were instead of trying to turn the whole convoy around and head in the wrong direction. I loaded up my diffuser. Sipped my coffee. Turned on a podcast. Cleared out my inbox. Chatted with my biz Account Manager. I shook my head when some vehicles chose to drive up the shoulder behind the rescue vehicles to be at the ‘front of the line’ I finished my coffee. I giggled out loud when another stranded driver got out to have a pee and was immediately swallowed by a snow squall. (I hope he’s ok!!) I told my lunch dates I’d get there whenever. I texted my mama to tell her to stay indoors. I laughed at the irony of the worries I’d had about driving 5hrs north the previous week, only to be whomped with the worst weather I’ve seen in years right here!! I had a little dance party. ⠀ In short (well ok...in long) I made the best of a bad situation. I found the magic. Or at least the Mars, Bruno. Oh. And @lizzobeeating because I am most definitely picking up what she is putting down!! I eventually got to my destination, which was warm, and full of good hearts, and baby/puppy snuggles. And I got home safe.
I am grateful. I am blessed.