Winter break is over. I was a little sad, but I think all of the cubs were ready to go back to school. Here’s a quick recap of God’s goodness during our break:
Although, the grandbears gave our cubs everything they requested, PB and I still managed to throw in a few surprises like a new game system for Cubs 2 and 3, a tablet for Cub 4, and Cub 3 was most excited about Juggle Bubbles!
The best part of Christmas Day is dinner! We eat in the dining room and everyone drinks sparkling apple cider.
I think it’s safe to say that this was PB’s favorite gift this year from his parents.
Cub 2 had a once in a lifetime opportunity to play in a basketball scrimmage at the University of Maryland during halftime of their men’s basketball game. He had so much fun and the crowd was so supportive of them! He didn’t score any points, but the whole experience solidified his goal of attending the University of Maryland when he graduates from high school.
We also had a chance to visit the Philly cousins. Cub 3 loves her time with her favorite cousin, so she wasn’t too happy when we announced that it was time to leave!
We’ve just wrapped up day 2 of being back in our old routine. Although this second day back at school was one that we won’t soon forget! Today, a little winter clipper came through our area. What was thought to be a light dusting ended up being about 2-3 inches of snow and ice. The county we live in was one of only a few that chose not to close schools. It was a huge mess and a huge mistake made by the county. It was very frustrating trying to get my cubs to school this morning. As parents, we trust that the school system has thoroughly checked out conditions and have made the best choice for our children and their employees. Today, was not one of those days that I felt the right choice was made. Many of us made our dissatisfaction known.
Just last night, PB and I were discussing forgiveness. His position is that you cannot forgive someone who has not asked for forgiveness. My position is that you have to forgive whether they ask for it or not.
This evening the superintendent of schools released a statement. Within the body of the statement, the superintendent said, “I am sorry that the day ultimately played out the way it did…”. Hmmm. He said, “I am sorry…”. That does make it easier to forgive and move on. However, what if there was no letter sent? What if the county felt they did nothing wrong? Is it really possible to forgive without a confession that someone has done something wrong to offend you? I don’t have an answer…yet! PB really has me thinking and needing to dive into God’s word concerning forgiveness. I love being stretched by him!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this! Leave me a comment or something!
Living for Him!