Having lived in North Carolina since my early educational years, I know the anticipation of frozen precipitation that excites school children of all ages.
The chance to sleep in, go sledding, throw snowballs, eat snow cream or drink hot chocolate just seems so much more enjoyable when you know that without the white stuff on the ground – you’d be sitting in math class, reading poetry or eating cafeteria food. I think God definitely wired us for snow days (would that be what that whole Sabbath thing is about?).
I can remember getting out of school for an entire week due to snow. I also recall missing the chance to play outside on snow days due to a case of the mumps. As a young adult, there were a couple of romantic Valentine Days in the snow. Oh yeah, I’ve had my share of bump-ups on bad roads and cold nights without power. But you know, there is still something that causes each of us to sleep a lighter tonight and sneak a peak out the window any time after midnight.
So whether or not your kids sleep with cotton balls between their toes tonight, the kid in each of us waits in wide-eyed anticipation to see what God has planned for us tomorrow.
By the way, when you see me in the grocery store tonight, we really are out of milk!
MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A