Monday, January 27, 2014

Iowa Blizzards Remind Us Of What We Need To Do

OK~ If you are a Mom with a teen or young adult driver in your life, you will get this. When the weather turns nasty and these young men in my life need to get to work, I become a worry wart. Maybe I should just turn it all over to faith and not worry, right? Well, there's something to be said about recommendations from the local police department and sheriff's department advising no travel, yet these businesses require their employees to report to work. Somewhere along the way there seems to be a lack of communication. And in case you have never witnessed a blizzard in Iowa, here's what it looks like. This is the view from our kitchen window to our barn. Can you see the barn?

One thing I have encouraged my boys to do is to have a winter survival kit in their car. I have encouraged them to do this, now have they done this? That remains to be seen.

Here in the Mid-West we have had an exceptional cold winter. It's important to have a blanket, windshield scraper, bottled water, candy bars, flashlight, shovel, gloves, wool socks, and band-aids. These are simple items, yet they seriously could save your life.

Can you imagine spending the night in a snow bank while stuck on a road? That has happened in our area and it can be a long night if you are not prepared. As a Mom, I'm always concerned about the safety of my boys when they venture onto icy Iowa highways. Jensen Delaerships in LeMars and Sioux City, Iowa, do offer a nice selection of reliable vehicles to help combat the elements. A vehicle with heat and a good set of tires are a necessity when living in Iowa.

If you are a parent of a new driver, my prayers are with you. I wish I could say that it gets easier as they get older, but it doesn't. I'm always praying that they get from Point A to Point B in a safe manner. My boys are 22 and 18 and I pray for their safety on these winter roads, every single day.

How do you cope with winter driving? Do you have a winter survival kit in your car? If not, make it a point to get one in your car today! This Mom is ready for Spring and ready for a day when she does not have to worry about winter driving conditions. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. We don't have quite that extensive of a winter survival kit in our car but do have several of those things on hand at all times. Also, we never let our cars get lower than a 1/2 tank in the winter months!


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