The outside temperature last night was 17℉, the same number as our youngest son's age. I wonder if our daughter's prayers for a white Christmas have anything to do with this. My wife surprised me with an early Christmas present to celebrate the change in weather. The new microfleece hood looks like something the knights wore during the Middle Ages. This gift is on my top ten list of things I'm thankful for.
The odds makers are wondering if this family will survive our first Iowa winter far away from the beaches of Southern California. I have a secret weapon to keep my heart warm. Her radiance heats up even the coldest room. She makes me feel like her knight in shining armor, especially when I'm donning my new hood.