I awoke this morning to see the ground covered with about an inch of newly fallen snow! Yup, that's an explanation point. Tomorrow is Mother's Day and it's snowing. My daughter called and asked,, "What's the weather like? We're on our way home." I was going to tell her about the fresh snow on the ground but when I looked out the window, it was snowing.
No words at first, just laughter. You see, my husband and daughter have been in Indiana helping our nephew and his family for a couple weeks. The weather they left behind, is sunny and in the 70's and 80's so the thought of returning to New York's fluctuating weather has to be less than appealing. My heart breaks for them. They've experienced warm weather and sitting outside and making memories.
I look forward to seeing them yet am bummed they are sacrificing sunshine and freedom to return home. They've left an area where they can get outside and go to the store, only to be in New York where they must shelter-in-place and remain away from people. I love New York.
I am New York strong and all the other slogans being pitched on a daily basis but for the first time since our announced she'd attend grad school out of state, any state but New York...I get it. I'm excited and look forward to her journey more than ever. Let her experience life and adventure, we'll still be sheltering in place at Christmas at this rate. How is this for "Keeping it Real" today?
When it snows in May,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323