Friday, February 15, 2008

No school....AGAIN

Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.
Proverbs 17:6

I woke up dreading this morning. The kids once again don't have school. They have already missed 4 days due to snow and today I guess there is a teacher's meeting. Monday is President's Day. A long 4 day weekend....those lucky kids.

They are very excited about the long break. I on the other hand am not. On most days they are home all I listen to is fighting, arguing, and just a whole lot of not getting along. I know most of you feel my pain.

It occurred to me a few minutes ago how often I pray for my children's safety while they are at school. I am constantly worried anymore with all the devastation you hear on the news. I am sure most of you have heard about the deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University yesterday. As of right now there are 7 dead, including the gunman.

I have changed my attitude. I am so blessed and thankful that my kids are home with me. Thank you Lord for giving me some perspective.

I won't mind their arguing so much. I'm going to pull out some games and play with them. Maybe we'll take a walk and look at all the beauty God has given us. On Monday I'll take them somewhere special and create some memories so my kids won't forget how special they are to me. Each of them have my whole heart. I love them and I want to show them.

Lord, thank you for giving me this long weekend with my kids. I pray that I can fill it with wonderful memories for them. Help me to never complain again when they at home with me, safe and sound. I pray for the thousands of families effected by the shootings in Illinois. The families who have lost a child and the ones who don't want to go back to campus because of fear. I pray for the world around us, there is so much pain, Lord. Help us, who are willing to fight for you, to be bold and speak of your undying love.

4 comments:

Carol said...

SNOW???? How fun!

Janet Roller said...

I'm glad I read your post today. I can totally relate to your feelings of "one more day" with them at home. Ironically, I really miss them when they go to school - or even to bed at night sometimes. Thanks for being transparent as a parent - I'm going to plan the best Presidents' Day ever!! Whooo!
-Janet

Cheri said...

Yes!! Snow! We have had too much of it, though.

The most fun I've had in years is when I have taken the kids sledding. I felt like a kid again.
I have also learned that "slushballs" hurt. This is the slushy snow made into missiles. Feels like you just got hit by a ball of ice.

kmom3 said...

It is so easy to get weighed down by the fussing and fighting! I feel ya', sister! :)
But I am so thankful that God tenderly reminds us of how blessed we are to have these precious children! He reminds me I need to hug their necks instead of pinching their cute little heads off! hee hee
Have fun with them!