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Snow Days

Yes, that is right, it has been not just one, but many snow days this April. As much as I REALLY wish I was outside in my garden, on a walk, or having a picnic - I sure have enjoyed the extra time in the snow with Caleb. We have a huge pile of snow next to our house thanks to our neighbor plowing her driveway, and boy does Caleb have a good time on that "mountain".  Today it snowed beautiful big flakes. Caleb wanted to be outside right away so that he could catch the flakes on his tongue...




I got to thinking... amid the climbing mountains, chasing monsters, and rolling around in the snow... that this April snow is quite "weird" for us, but how much "weirder" will it be for my children?

We have had to do a lot of education that has us think about our children's viewpoint on the world. Children adopted from other countries have to go through drastic changes in their lives. Our house alone will be completely different from what they will know. How will the weather affect them?

I am definitely NOT a hot-blooded person. I really dislike being cold. Thus, not a fan of winter really. I can hardly imagine what it would be like to come from a warm climate and be thrust into this! Yikes. That would be quite overwhelming I would imagine. But to us (those living in the Midwest)  it is just a normal part of life, the seasons change and you have no choice but to deal with it.

Our kids will have no choice but to deal with it either... but instead of a gradual learning curve, they will have to learn quickly, whether they like it or not.

Will they accept this? Will this be a hard adjustment? Will they smile at snow, or be scared? Will they come to America, when it is sub-zero outside? Or in the middle of our muggy summer?
Just some more of the daily questions that swarm my head about our children.

And then to think... how will they handle this?...   :)


A brother who loves to spend all Saturday in his Jammies...
Carrying around umbrellas, to "keep the snow off"!!!
And making goofy faces at every turn  ;)

Enjoy the weather everyone! Whether you like it or not!

Oh, and by the way Mother Nature... it is called April fool's DAY, not MONTH!!!!

Blessings,
Mara

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