Everyone loves a snow day. That is, unless you work in health care, news or some other field that has a rain, snow, or shine operation.
Having spent years in the latter category and finally getting to be stay-at-home mom, I have a new appreciation for the snow day.
After all, I don’t necessarily have anywhere to go.
So this week, me and my little girl got to take in the snowy view. And the best part was that my husband was home to share it with us. Today, he shared a small breakfast casserole with me while we sat side by side and watched wind-blown snowflakes fall and flutter onto everything in sight.
We stopped to hold hands between bites, thanking God for the time of togetherness.
We found peace in the quiet.
And we found joy in the sudden smiles and outbursts from our daughter, singing and chatting as only a three month old can with a fist almost entirely shoved into her mouth.
We were in love with each other. All of us.
It still amazes me to see that our coupling is now a threesome.
This time last year I was working — tired and pregnant and didn’t even know it. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, there were no romantic outings or special dinners.
I was too exhausted to care.
We both didn’t have time to care.
So to us, it really didn’t matter.
I think it was because deep down we both knew what really mattered: just being together, present in the moment.
There is nothing like togetherness to make us remember what made us first fall in love.
It makes me see the beauty of our moments together and how they change me for the better.
It also makes me remember the one who first loved me, the eternal beauty of His word, and how it’s changed me.
In 1 John chapter 4, the bible says “God is love” and in this is love, it is not that we loved God but that he sent his Jesus to die for our sins. It goes on to say that “if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
That means, though I falter sometimes, I am because He is, and I am able to truly love my family because I see love in its truest form through His love for me.
I think that is so amazing.
So if I get a few snow days to bask in that revelation, I’ll take them.
“Beloved, let us love one another because love comes from God.”
(1 John 4:7 ESV)