I am one of those Coloradan’s that LOVES the snow (and I don’t understand why people live here if they hate the cold). When I woke up this morning to almost eight inches of white powder sitting outside my window I instantly felt cozy. I broke out my biggest flannel shirt and leggings and my big fur Sorel’s. Then I remembered…as much as I love snow…I hate Denver traffic especially when it’s snowy. It seems like everyone leaves their brains at home. Please…leave your Mazda Miata’s at home people!
After a frustrating 45 extra minute commute down to Sox Place, I finally parked and headed for the safety and warmth of Sox Place. Once we opened the doors all the kids seemed super grateful to be indoors, could I blame them? So I stepped outside and hung out with a few of them that were puffin on their cigarettes. One girl asked if I would snag a photo of her as she huddled under the truck. She gave a whole hearted smile and two thumbs up.
Mentally my morning came to a halt. Here she is, all smiles, and someone who has been forced to sleep in this crazy cold Denver weather, and here I am, complaining about petty little things like my extra long commute. I begin to feel pretty dumb. These kids teach me new things every day even without doing it intentionally.
Christmas is just ten days away and many of these kids, if any, will wake up indoors. I challenge you this Christmas season to slow down. Please don’t get caught up in the Holiday Chaos. Instead I invite you to spend Christmas with someone who might spend Christmas alone this year. Maybe that’s a street kid, or maybe, that’s someone you know at your church or work that has no family near by. Let’s remember to think of others, during Christmas, and throughout the rest of the year.
Thanks for thinking and praying for us! We really love being in community with all of you!