I heard sweet laughter coming from the other room.
Giggles. Belly laughs.
It was music to my ears. Winter has been really rough this year, especially for the boys. It’s brutally cold. And because of the frigid temperatures we’ve been cooped up in the house for what seems like an eternity. The day-to-day struggles have become routine; digging out the cars, salting the ice and shoveling snow. Hearing them play, completely unaware of the seasonal stress made me smile.
Then it stopped.
No more laughter.
I quietly approached their room to investigate… but they were gone….