As I work here in the home office I look out the window at the fresh fallen snow on the ground outside. It had been trying to snow all day yesterday but the falling snow never quite stuck melting before it hit the ground or shortly thereafter. The sun shining now gives a quiet peaceful setting that I find very motivating. Yes, I am writing more today.
The newly fallen snow has the kittens excited as well. We saved them from Teri’s work last summer when they were found underneath the shed behind the main building. There mom was a wild alley cat, dirty and sroungy looking with matted fur that barely revealed her true color. We had a hard time getting them to come home with us and finally had to call in animal control to trap them. It was warm then. Now for the first time they are seing snow, the three of them frolicking just outside my window with there new play-toy laying a white blanket over the ground. I find it very entertaining.
I have been blessed most of my life to be a stay at home dad taking care of developmentally disabled children. I get to work from home while I raise them. Sure, it can be frustrating at times. But just as they grow so do I. I get to be mom and dad too these two clowns that bring joy to me on a daily basis. That is one of the things that I am grateful for during this holiday season. I get to watch them grow into adults, doing everything in my power to see that they become responsible productive adults with a life of there own.
And I sit here in the office, pondering all of this, and all I can do is smile.