A few weeks ago Angela, our younger daughter and her family made plans to fly here from the Maritimes for Christmas. Her husband, a pilot was supposed to fly the plane. After landing at the airport they would drive to our house, 2 hours north spend the night at our house, then drive another 2 hours north to join us at our oldest daughter’s family for Christmas. Dave and I were planning on driving up north in the afternoon, to be there in time for the Christmas eve church service and of course, opening presents with the grandkids on Christmas morning.
After Christmas Angela wanted to go to our cottage, not far from us, for sledding and winter fun. Living out of province she rarely gets to do this. When she made her plans, a few weeks ago we had green grass. I wondered if we’d have a white Christmas.
Cottage Fun 2021
Last night everything changed. We are having a white Christmas.
Due to the winter storm, our plans have slightly changed. Watching the news across North America many holiday plans have been changed.
Angela and the kids are still flying to Ontario to meet up with our son-in-law, the pilot, who got stranded in Ontario. They are hoping to be here late tonight only a few hours later than planned.
We are not sure when we’ll make it up north. If we can get out of here it will be clear sailing, or driving as the north didn’t get the snowstorm. It doesn’t look promising that we’ll make the Christmas eve service. Maybe we’ll be able to get there tonight and still spend Christmas morning with the grandchildren. Maybe we’ll get there on Christmas day. Either way, at least we can spend Christmas together, unlike the Covid years.
Our daughters don’t live near us therefore it is a rare treat we can spend Christmas with both our daughters, their husband and our 6 grandchildren.
An update. It’s evening and we are still home. The driveway and back deck are cleared, except the new snow. Our out east family is still trying to get here with one flight delay after another. They should be in late tonight. According to Alexa our highway is moving very slowly.
We’ll miss early Christmas morning all together. We should be up north by noon – praying we will.
I hope everyone can spend time with family this year.