"Coming home is always one of the most beautiful things."
I said in my last post that "a little bit of wind and snow" wouldn't be enough to kill my vibe over the holidays- Well, I guess Mother Nature reads my blog and decided to test that out. We got hit with one of the biggest ice storms that Toronto has ever seen this past weekend. Literally, the city was covered in a layer of ice- no mercy. I honestly don't think I've ever been in an ice storm, so it was pretty outrageous. The storm hit at night, so as I was lying in bed I kept hearing what sounded like waves crashing (but I wasn't in Malibu so in retrospect it was kind of odd) ... anyway, when I woke up I realized it was all of the beautiful trees outside ... snapping and falling to their death. It was so dramatic. Trees were down all over the city and the surrounding area. Of course, the trees couldn't just come down on their own ... they brought the power lines down with them. Over 230,000 people were left without power- we were some of those people. Having no electricity in the summer is hard, but manageable. Having no electricity in the winter is another story; it was such a cold night. Thankfully, the power came back on for us today. There are still sooo many people in and around the city without power though and some won't get theirs restored until after Christmas. I'm so thankful to have light right now, and trust me, those individiduals will be in my prayers.
Despite all of the hardships this storm brought, outside looks absolutely beautiful! It's literally a winter wonderland outside and it almost doesn't even look real. Who needs Christmas decorations when it's already taken care of for us?