There was snow here last night and while shoveling the walk around the chapel I found St. Anthony and the Holy Child of his vision, piled up with snow. It's just a cement garden statue but still detailed enough for us to notice Anthony is smiling and the Child holds on tight. Snow covers Jesus' lap and seems to form a mantle around their shoulders. Both wear high snow-hats.
Maybe the snow is a lovely image of God covering us: in forgiveness, in mercy, in protection, in love. So here's a little garden statue tucked away in the winter and made even sweeter with this snow. To God, nothing is un-noticed; no one forgotten.