Thursday, April 3, 2014

From Where I Stand: Spring

If I had to choose my favorite season, I would likely choose fall.  I love the milder temps, changing colors, and cool evenings by a fire with my family.  But, there is undoubtedly something very refreshing about spring that I love as well.  You experience winter (ugh):   being trapped inside, with gloomy skies for months looking at dead bare trees...and if it was a winter anything like what we experienced here in Indiana this year, you begin to wonder if it will ever end.  And then one day you wake to birds chirping outside your bedroom window.  On your way out the door one morning, you see daffodils sprouting, and then you notice that the trees are full of buds about to burst. Suddenly it hits me.

Right...spring is coming.

Hope.

In the spring, I love no more bulky winter coats for 3 kids that makes going anywhere a chore.  I love bare toes in flip flops.  I love being unable to decide what to do for the day because it's so beautiful and the outdoor options are limitless.  I love, after dinner, sitting outside with Brandon watching the 3 babes running in the yard, swinging, and playing in the sandbox.  I love the smell of the lilac tree outside our living room window.


Spring brings about drinking from the water hose outside....


and raspberry picking...



 and shirtless barefoot little boys...


 and butterfly hunting...


and outdoor meals.


A breath of fresh air...

New life to the soul...

Hope...

Spring.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12  
"For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."

Check out Steph's thought about spring:
http://solidjoysandlastingtreasures.com/2014/04/01/from-where-i-stand-spring/

3 comments:

Michelle Nehrig said...

Love this! It's true for me, that spring just happened upon me this year. It was a very long winter in Indiana, to be sure.
But I too, am thankful for hope and renewal and new life.
Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Pyne said...

We are the same person…Did you read the beginning of my post?

deeps said...

spring and beautiful days ahead