First, sorry it’s taken me so long to update this blog. I of course have good intentions of updating it regularly, but life just gets in the way. Also, thanks to all of you who have actually taken the time to read it! I’m overwhelmed by all of the comments left here, on my Facebook page and on my email. Your encouragement helps me realize that I AM doing to the right thing.
Interestingly, many of you have emailed about a Phil Vasser song called “Don’t Miss Your Life” (maybe a result of my posting about the theme song from Cheers). The song is about enjoying the little things in life and I’m trying to remember to do that everyday. Recently I had to make a trip to Utah and my 11-year old wanted to come with me. When I said I wanted to spend more time with my kids, I didn’t know I meant 24 hours in the cab of a small pick-up truck. But you know what? He did great. I think I only heard “Are we there yet?” one time. And I think I said it!
One of the most surprising things I discovered is that he’s never seen it snowing. Of course he’s seen snow; he’s even been skiing. But he can’t ever remember actually seeing it snow. My initial irritation at having to drive through the white stuff quickly waned. He was so excited about the adventure. He took some video (which I’ve stilled and posted here for you) out the car window. We even had to stop and play in it for a few minutes. Actually we stopped and he threw snow balls at me. I stood there freezing and reluctantly serving as a target. When we got back in the car, I was wet and and cold, but we were both warm inside.