Baby, it's cold outside......
A bit over a year ago My husband and daughter decided that they would run in the big marathon at Disney. They signed up and paid the entrance fee. They trained for a year. They each encouraged each other through Face Time and texts. My daughter trained at college and the hubster trained here. We paid for plane tickets and booked the hotel. My son and I would be their biggest cheerleaders and we were so excited to spend a few days away in sunny Florida right after the holidays.
We were packed
I stopped the mail
We boarded our dog in a really awesome doggy daycare.
WE WERE READY!
Then we got hit by a huge blizzard with gale force winds that affected the whole eastern seaboard (even Florida!) and worked its way up.
Our flight was and so were all the others.
We had to call the hotel and cancel our reservation and they were so kind and understanding they even returned our deposit.
Instead of traveling to the airport...we all changed into our PJs and watched a scary movie and played board games.
As the wind howled during the night I thought about how our plans went down the drain. My daughter was so sad and this cancelled trip was just the cherry on top of a huge sour sundae.
This has not been the greatest holiday season for any of us. As much as we tried to make the best of it...it just wasn't.
These few days were supposed to make up for that.
So now we're stuck inside, playing board games and watching movies and I have to admit....its not so bad. We're all together, we're all safe and we are all warm (this includes our dog Max because early this morning I ventured out and got him from the boarding place).
So we are all together....let it snow and let the wind howl...It's is well with my soul.
Praying you are all warm and safe too!