Send Warmth

Two weekends ago we celebrated RB’s second birthday on a crisp, clear, New England fall day.  It was lovely – you saw the pictures.

This weekend? Well, this happened…

Yeah, I didn’t see that coming either.

Tons of heavy wet snow which pulled down trees and power lines with its weight.  Trees crashing into houses, cars, blocking streets…complete tree carnage.  Entire towns are out of power – ours went out early Saturday afternoon.  And you know what’s really bad about having no power following a massive snow storm in New England?  No heat.

We bundled up and roughed it for the first couple nights, but then it became clear that we would need to find somewhere warmer.  We are lucky to have found places to go where our children are warm, fed, and have a place to sleep.  But it’s not been without its issues too. 

Of course there’s the common difficulties of displacing 3 young children – sleeping in different places (hot chance we will ever get RB to sleep in a crib again!), eating different food (vegetable? what’s that?), and all semblance of routine and normalcy out the window (school has been canceled at least until next week). 

But poor Sprout, for him it’s so much more than that.  It’s all a little too familiar for him.

Overhearing us discuss where we may be able to spend the night.  Living out of our car and clothes hastily shoved into garbage bags.  Grabbing baths and showers where ever we can.  

It’s all a little bit too much like that other life he used to live.  The one he sure as hell doesn’t want to go back to. 

So please, send warmth and prayers for power.  The demons are knocking at his door.

7 Responses to “Send Warmth”

  1. I know you all provide this for him and then some….still sending some extra love, warmth and safety for little sprout.

  2. Oh Sprout. 😦
    I’m sending warmth and loving thoughts your way… and prayers for power and heat!

  3. Ugh, so sorry. It’s just awful to lose power, especially with kids.

  4. Oh, poor kiddo! I hope you can turn this into an adventure for him, rather than something to fear! Hope you’re in your WARM home soon!

  5. Poor Sprout, poor all of you! I hope you are all safe, warm and home very soon. It’s heartbreaking how fast they can go back to that other life. Hang on sweet Sprout, this is just a little bump in the road.

  6. This gives me chills (no pun intended). Sorry I was too unplugged to join in the prayers, but I’m glad to know y’all are safe now. It’s a hard reminder that those triggers are hiding just out of view.


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