- Old friends are best. John Selden
You will be humbled, guaranteed
Who likes arrogant people? I don’t, even though I’m often one of them. You will fall more than you EVER have in your life, and you will be SO sore. It’s really hard to be proud when you are face down in the snow. (I guess you could be proud about your ability to fall gracefully, but that’s quite the stretch.) You will have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, and you will be grateful for the ability to walk and breathe, things I often take for granted.
You will appreciate the muscles in your body so much more
Truly, we are fearfully and wonderfully designed by a loving Creator. Even when we hurt ourselves, I’m amazed at how God regenerates each muscle, binds the tears back together, and restores us, even in our fallen estate.
You will be SO grateful that God gave us SAFETY
Gear such as wrist guards, helmets, well padded snowsuits, and rigid boots to protect your body. I think I was also more grateful for the layers of fat that God has given my body, to protect it not only internally but externally, if you know what I mean?
You can spend precious time with people that you love.
You begin to learn to appreciate that God gave us all different gifts. Some learn snowboarding quickly. Some go four times, and well, I’m not a natural yet, by any means.