Today my kids were "supposed" to be in school - but my phone rang early this morning with a message letting me know school has been cancelled for the day. (Long story short, the police were looking for an armed suspect in the area) This was not in my "plan" - I was supposed to be getting things prepped for vacation in a few days.
It's so easy to get caught up in the daily grid of what we should be or could be doing. Sometimes we need a little reminder to give thanks in even the smallest things! Yes, my kids should be in school learning (instead of playing video games) and yes, I should be packing, running to the store, etc. - But my kids are at home safe and sound - that's what really matters! I'm going to enjoy these few extra hours in my pj's (maybe even a few extra cups of coffee) and be thankful for a community that puts the safely of kids above all else!