Friday, March 14, 2014

How I Gave Up Winter for Lent

Ok, so as a joke to all the complaining I (and most of the country) have done on social media these last few weeks I decided to give up WINTER for Lent. If you don't know what LENT is here is a very quick explanation: The 40 days leading up to Easter. A time of reflection before the resurrection of Christ. many people give something up and when they crave or desire that "thing" then they replace it with something that turns their focus back to God.

So how does one give up winter? Well, one does not. Ha, it's more an attitude. For me I felt winter in the depth of my bones this year. My kids were sick constantly (new baby in the house means building up that immune system). The weather was bitterly cold for Virginia and the rain/snow was ridiculous. If I had my way we would still be living in Florida. I would prefer to deal with hurricanes and storm surges than winter, yeah I'm crazy like that.

But alas, my honey loves his job and his job is here in the beautiful, gentle, rolling hills of Virginia. So back to Lent...

My attitude this winter has been pretty bad. I am exhausted for continuous sleepless nights. We have had croup, stomach bug, flu, and various colds come to visit us. Laundry has been piled up. The house isn't as clean and organized as it usually is and the weather has been bitterly cold for us here in the south.

So I am desperately trying to keep my attitude in check. And remember that a few years from now I will be alone in the house during WINTER. It will be clean and tidy, but it will be lonely. So I am trying to relish the fighting from boredom, that lack of desire to get schoolwork done, and day after day inside.

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