Friday, April 15, 2016

Weather Days

The last several years the snow days have been a beautiful break from my hustle and bustle.  I was stuck inside and couldn't take off to see what needed to be done for Mom, Meme and Grandaddy. So, I would call, make sure they were warm and had what they needed.  Then, I could stop and catch some rest. The snow days have become treasured.

Please don't get me wrong...I loved my Mom, Meme and Grandaddy more than I could possibly pour out on this simple post.  I was honored to be able to run to them and do things for them.  They depended on me, and since Jason and I don't have small children, we had the ability to drop everything and run to them.  Every break it seemed like I was hustling to a doctor appointment, scurrying to go grocery shopping, or taking care of something that they needed.

However, a snow day meant that I was stuck to just be quiet.

This year, I just knew we were going to have snow.  I was quite worried because Meme's state of mind had been declining rapidly the last few months, and I knew it would be tough on her.  However, I realized that I needed to stop, so I was sure we were going to get inclement weather.

Thankfully, God is still in control, and we didn't have snow during Meme's last winter on Earth.  We had decent weather where I could get to her at any time.

Since we didn't need to use them as make up days, we have today, a weather day, off from school.  I have been quiet, studied some scripture, journaled, doodled, worked on my handwriting, walked, and poured out my heart to my Savior.

I needed today so much.

I am so thankful that He knew what I would need while I was making bets about the snow I just knew was coming!  I am sure He just shook His head and laughed!

I am sure it will be a very long time before I hear the weather and don't worry about what is happening in Paris.  However, for today, I was blessed with cool breezes, time, silence, and peace knowing all was well.

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