In North Dakota, the weather can be unpredictable. We walk on egg shells from October to April, especially if we have travel plans. We've been late for Christmas and missed Thanksgiving and my Grandma's December 26th 90th birthday party due to blizzards or freezing rain and ice-covered roads. Checking the 10-day forecast near any holiday is second nature to us.
This year, we had the most glorious Christmas and New Years weekend weather we could have asked for. Clear roads on both of our 250-mile-away long weekend trips was a blessing I didn't realize during our 16+ hours in the car the last 12 days. On our two 5-day long weekends, the kids spent hours outside playing, sledding and fishing. In a word: fabulous.
I rarely praise God for favorable weather, but am quick to shake my fist at the sky when my plans are foiled. So, thank you, good Lord, for the warm temps and clear roads this holiday season!