Yesterday afternoon, I started seeing weather alerts pop up. And then last evening, the snow started falling and drifting. As I packed my lunch and Scarlett's bag, I just knew I wouldn't need them. Then I woke up at 5:30 this morning and checked my school extern site's website. Sure enough, we were closed! I turned off my phone and went right back to sleep for another 2 hours.
When I finally got out of bed, I quickly ate breakfast and impatiently waited for Scarlett to wake up. Last night I had decided that we were going to go out and play in the snow if we got another snow day. I guess we didn't exactly "play." It was more that Scarlett sat awkwardly in the snow while I took pictures of her striking blue eyes and snow-white complexion.
What I wouldn't give to spend every day with her like this. But since that is not an option right now, today is extra special!
After awhile, we come inside and spend the day doing every day things. Reading books, playing, petting the cats, cleaning (me), napping (her). Today my blessings seem so obvious and big.
God has blessed me so much. Some days I forget to look at the blessings. Those are the days when it feels like the world is on my shoulders, and I just wonder when it's going to start getting easier. When is life going to feel fair? When am I going to stop feeling like a rubber band, stretched so far and thin I'm about to break?