So, here's my list of how this February differs from last February.
|February 17, 2013. Paducah, KY|
This February looks like this:
|February 18, 2014. Marine City, MI|
|View out our side doorwall Feb. 2014|
|View of our campground Feb. 2013|
Last February we were full time campers, spending our time relaxing for the most part. A daily walk happened even during the few weeks of the temperatures being in the 30's. This year, we're recreational campers and spend most of our time doing things for others. Daily walks don't happen much when it's below freezing.
There are so many other differences. Some the biggest blessings in the world and some we're grateful for even though they didn't seem a blessing at first.
- Last year at this time Daddy was still going through treatments to get better. Now he's been in remission for nearly a year.
- Last year only one of the little campers needed glasses, this year they're all wearing them.
- This year YCJ has "discovered" how to read, last year she struggled with even tiny words.
- This year visiting the nearest members of our family takes an hour drive, last year to visit the same family members was a 10 hour car trip.
I'm ready for the weather to warm up. I'm ready for spring and the temperatures that we enjoyed this time last year in Kentucky. I'm ready for our daily walks and the children to play outside for hours. Flowers coming up out of the ground and leaves growing on the trees. Heck, the buzzing of bees (so long as they choose not to sting me and cause me a trip to the hospital) would be a welcome sound right now.
While I wait, along with the rest of you, for the weather to warm back up again and life to thaw out I think I'll get myself another hot cup of coffee and read my children a bedtime story.
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