Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sledding

My kids finally had a real sledding experience on Monday. Michael very kindly agreed to take them to a hill in a nearby town and let them see what sledding is supposed to be.

I thought it was wiser to stay in the car and watch, and this was as close as I could get.

As you can see, most of the snow was already worn away by the constant use when the kids are out of school. Our kids had a blast and played hard for a good hour before trudging back to the car.
The snow is beginning to melt and temperatures begin to climb out of the teens and twenties back into the thirties.
We are all thinking about the very sad news from Haiti. In a way it seems very far away and unconnected to the world we live in and yet, because of modern technology, it is a part of our world, and thus we have a responsibility to do something with that knowledge. As a family we are talking about what is going on and praying for the situation and perhaps in the next few days it will become more apparent the best way to be of practical help. I think I will be doing a lesson on Haiti with the kids on Friday -- perfect timing for them to learn about this part of the world and who lives there and to be encouraged to pray for this country.
Life is busy and it's hard to find time to update this blog! Tomorrow is school and food shopping and then maybe I'll be home for the weekend.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for helping Haiti by stopping by my blog! What a blessing! :D

Sherry