Friday, February 8, 2013

and it was a snow day

Our first snow day in a long time.... yes, St. Catharines actually had to shovel today.  And shovel numerous times.

Snow is not accessible.  Winter isn't exactly accessible.  

So, I am extra thankful for a porch that extends from the girls' room, allowing them some swing time- even just a few minutes to experience the snowfall.

I am thankful for windows that give both Rachel and Janneke a glimpse of the fun a snow day can be.

I am thankful the nurses scheduled for today and tomorrow live in town, close enough not to be deterred by snowy streets.

I am thankful for the imaginations of Em and Soph who dug holes in the snowpiles, making forts complete with tunnels, doors, and snowy appliances.  (Yes, they were intent on creating TVs for their hideouts.)

complete with removable doors

I am also thankful our appointments at Mac and Chedoke were scheduled earlier this week (before the snowstorm).  Janneke had an EEG on Wednesday, and Rachel had her AFO (splints) assessment Thursday.  Updates will come later.  I also had a chance to observe Rachel in her classroom on Tuesdsay; it was amazing to watch her access the talker button so frequently as she interacted with her teacher.  I can only wonder what she will do as she becomes more familiar with a communicative device.  A good reminder to be patient about the uncertain future.

For tonight, we are enjoying the snowfall from the windows again.

Peace to your homes.


Miss Prinzen's Grade Two Treasures said...

WEll, Sara, this note is LONG overdue. I have meant to write you since I met up with your Dad up on Manitoulin Island last summer. Imagine my surprise that the Bernie DeJonge that I remembered was indeed the Bernie DeJonge that I visited with there. I have such delightful memories of your family in Exeter, and can well remember you as a little girl. I follow your posts now with such a deep respect for the lady and mom you have become. I see God's hand moving within you and your precious family. I still teach.... and love it as much as I ever did!... still Grade Two in a private school, although not in a Christian one (long story) It is very definitely God's place for me and I am so content there! Some day we might even be able to connect and I can hear more of your amazing story. Meanwhile, know that you and your precious family are often in my thoughts and prayers. Miss Dorothy Prinzen

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