As a kid, nothing is more exciting than finding out you have a snow day (or where we live a hurricane). I have to admit, it’s pretty exciting for me too. Even though I’m a working mom and business owner who needs a snow day like a hole in the head, I get excited too. Being able to have the excuse that I’m home with my favorites with soup simmering in the kitchen while they are out having fun in the snow is the best reason to call in. This week, #WinterStormLeon hit the south. Our kids have been out of school since Tuesday afternoon and since Wednesday, I’ve been home.
Yesterday, I got to be a stay-at-home mom again. They are all in school so this was such a fun, throwback day for me. I cooked soup, baked cookies, hung out and even ventured outside with the dogs to check out the snowy fun everyone was having. The girls and I watched our favorite moments from Frozen and sang songs while Andy tried to sing. I have to quote Olaf, the snowman from Frozen, “Some people are worth melting for.” I would melt for my kids. At dinner, we listened to more music and enjoyed having one of our brother’s from another mother, CJ, over. I also caught up on my Bible Reading Plan and finished Genesis (I’ve signed up for a plan that helps me read the Bible in a year). Snow days are good for the soul and God’s way of slowing us down. It was much needed and an unexpected blessing. Psalm 62:1 says, “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” When we are able to stop and enjoy these little gifts, I think we, as a family, become rejuvenated physically and spiritually. (I probably won’t be thinking of this when we have to make up these days though.)
Check out our kids being kids. Drew surfs. After hours of being cooped up inside, I was happy to see them all decide they needed outside time.