Don’t get me wrong. We still have our moments. The kids get bored and decide to use their time making mischief. I lose my patience and threaten, yell, and wish I had sent the boys to daycare. My view of how we should use this gift of time is often very different from the boys’ view. They want to play Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Monster Under the Bed. I want to read, or fold clothes while watching a Hallmark movie. There’s no perfect in this life, so our snow days aren’t either. Yet, at the end of the day, I am always grateful for the time we’ve shared and find myself hoping, just a bit, for a little more snow in the morning. 🙂 As Kathleen Kenison writes, “Life hangs by a gossamer thread. Today is a gift; tomorrow, not a guarantee.” The book of James puts it this way: “…you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14
Snow days offer my family a gift of time. Today, I would encourage you to celebrate the gift of time, in whatever form it takes.
Blessings and Peace,