Autumn Snowfall

We woke up this morning to 1-2 inches of snow. The east coast is getting blasted by the storm. I'm waiting to hear from two sisters. One is in Virginia and the other is in New Jersey. I'm sure they have much more. Here's a couple photos from the house. I took these earlier when I got up.

Out the front door:

Out the back door:

This snow is helping to put me in the Christmas spirit. It's been hard for me to get excited this year. I'm hoping the magic grabs me this week.

December began with a couple huge heartbreaks. My mom lost her last living sibling. Aunt Ann lived to 93. She lived a long, happy life, so I'm not too sad to lose her, but the timing is difficult. Also on the same day Aunt Ann died, Kristin lost a friend. Her friend was tragically struck and killed by a train while walking home from school. The boy was walking down the tracks with headphones on. He didn't even hear the train.

Dealing with this has been the hardest thing I've faced as a parent. When your kids are younger and they get hurt, you can give them a hug and kiss and within a few minutes the pain is forgotten. That doesn't work for this. Kristin seems to be coping alright, but I still worry. I told her that the only thing I can guarentee is that someday the pain will go away, but it might take a long time. As a mom,I can't stop thinking about the boy's mother. He was an only child. I pray she heals.

On the knitting front, I'm taking a class at my favorite LYS. I'll post pictures when I'm done.