This has been called the Blizzard of ’96. As far as I know, everything from South Carolina to New York and above is covered with several feet of snow and ice. I’m still stuck here in Siler City. I called Charlie this morning. He said that it hasn’t stopped snowing and that two feet of snow now covers Banner Elk. We had a fun talk. He said Dan was there and he went skiing.
I hope to either return tomorrow or Wednesday. Everything has been pushed back a day. Registration is Wednesday and classes begin Thursday.
I’ve been really weird this past couple of days. Kevin is back and he has helped some. But I want to go to school so bad. I can’t be me here. Mom and Henry seem like they try their absolute hardest to try and get on my nerves. I know I’m thankful that I at least have a roof over my head during this storm, but this has been so hard for me. I even feel farther away from the Lord when I’m here.
I’m reminded of my prayer from earlier in the semester: “Take my world apart.” Well, it seems as if this winter storm was the answer. My world is no longer to be found. I thought that if I had no world, then the only thing I could see would be Jesus. But now all I dream about is my home in Banner Elk and my Jesus there. I guess I was wrong. But this has shown me that in order for me to see Jesus for who he really is, I need to live in love. The love I know is not in this house. It is in Banner Elk.
Take me home, Lord.
Take me now.
I’ve learned my lesson.
Please don’t ever bring me back here again.
I love you Father!