You’d think that by this point in April, I’d have already enjoyed quite a few sunny days here in central Illinois…but unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. Although we’ve been spared the terrible storms and tornadoes that have devastated many other states, this spring will NOT go down in my book as a pleasant one, weather-wise.
But I’m hopeful that will change as we approach May, and this morning’s sunny sky is a good sign. It comes at an especially good time, because my family is weathering some cloudy skies as we prepare to say goodbye to my husband’s grandmother, who suffered a stroke last week and is now in hospice. But we’re thankful for her long, happy life (she’s 92) and all that she did for her family — especially my husband, to whom she was especially close.
Sunny days are a nice reminder of all the good things to come, like summer vacation, my birthday, weddings, and lazy days by the pool (though I don’t get as many of those as I used to). Just a little over a month until I get to enjoy all four!
Sunny days also give my students and I an opportunity to sing the “Sunny Day” weather song! Since it hasn’t happened often so far this year, we make the most out of every chance we get to do so. Today is one of those days:
I hope your Friday is shaping up to be as beautiful as mine promises to be. Thank you so much for sharing part of it with me!
I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s grandmother. What a sad time. It really doesn’t seem to matter how old someone is, when they leave us it’s just sad. My condolences to your family.
Thanks so much, Susan — that means a lot. You’re right…even though we’ve been expecting and preparing for this to happen, it’s not any easier.