Sunday, December 1, 2019

Special Christmas Blessing by Lyn Cote

My husband  and I moved to the northwoods of WI in the early 2000’s. On the first Christmas morning I witnessed something called sublimation. Not psychologically but in chemistry. Here’s what I mean. I was standing at the kitchen window and looked out and I saw what looked like snow but special snow I’d never seen before. And the sun was shining brightly--not a cloud in the clear blue sky. Where could snow come from without clouds?  And it was the most beautiful snow I’d ever seen--like cascades of crushed diamonds--veils of them coming down in shimmering waves. I was transfixed. And when the blessing finally ended, the snowy ground glittered like a field of diamonds. I was uplifted, filled with joy. And this happened again on another Christmas morning. Twice--I was amazed.
My husband explained sublimation. Here’s the dictionary definition.
Chemistry.--to convert (a solid substance) by heat into a vapor, which on cooling condenses again to solid form, without apparent liquefaction.
He explained to me that the vapor was being translated into solid form--snow--without becoming liquid first.
Since it happened twice and both times on Christmas morning, i take it as a special gift from God--for all of us who witnessed it. Have you ever experienced a special blessing like this at Christmas? It doesn’t have to be from nature but from another person. Please share here. I will love hearing your special blessings. 

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Don't forget to share your Christmas blessing as we start this special season!


  1. I've never heard the term, Lyn, but your post was so interesting and uplifting. Every Christmas spent at church, then later on with my family and friends is a true blessing.

  2. That is amazing Lyn!!! I've experienced it too (we are from the same neck of the wood I think) but didn't know what it was called.

  3. What an interesting phenomena.
    My Christmas snow story is from when my boys were young. We were at my parents' house. They used to live at an elevation of about 1000k feet, and their house had big picture windows. Everyone was doing their own thing, and I looked out one of the windows to discover it was snowing. I announced it was snowing and they all thought I was joking lol I never joke about snow.
    I've read this book and enjoy it. :)

  4. So cool! I now live in an area of the country with no snow. But lots of rain and rainbows.