I feel like I've been waiting by the phone but you never called. I had so many plans for us. We were going to spend countless hours together. We were going to join you down on the frozen pond on Sunday afternoons. We were going to get our sleds out and giggle all the way down the snowy hills. We were going to build you a new friend, complete with button eyes and carrot nose. We were going to have fun. Lots of it. [caption id="attachment_8660" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="We used to have so much fun together."] [/caption] But... you never called. And... I'm not waiting anymore. I was sooo looking forward to your arrival. When you didn't show up in November, I thought you were just late. I was patient. You were worth waiting for. But we're halfway through February now and, still, you're a no-show. I'm going to try to put this behind me. I'm going to put you out of mind and look forward to spring. I'm going to tell myself that you're not worth it. But deep down inside, we both know that isn't true. I don't think I'll ever get over the winter that never came. I miss you. Let's give this another chance. I'll be patiently waiting by the phone next November. Please don't leave me hanging.