It was a bit different last night as I drove home from work in the dark with falling snow hitting the windshield. After a full day at school, an evening school board meeting, and then a quick visit to the regional volleyball game that our St. Albert Saintes were dominating, I made the trek home looking forward to a fresh bowl of home-made chicken noodle soup. It would bring warmth to a cold and tired body.
I got up at 3:30 A.M. to check on road conditions. While we were not expecting much snow, I never fully trust the forecast. The responsibility of ensuring the safety of our students weighs heavily on me. I have never enjoyed the decision-making process about when to call off school due to weather conditions when you have to rely partially on the forecast of what is coming in the next few hours. If you err on the side of caution and no winter weather arrives, people are unhappy. If you don't call off school and the sky dumps on you, people are unhappy. Thankfully, today required no such judgments to be made.
Spending time outside this morning at drop-off provided an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature from a different perspective--a cold and damp view but pretty nonetheless.
If you are experiencing a particularly dark circumstance in your life today, please know of my prayers for you. I know from experience the challenge of staying positive and hopeful when the world seems to be crashing down around you. Hang in there. You do not walk alone!