Signs of Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.
~Proverb

I wish I could say I see spring everywhere, but not quite yet.  It will still be a few weeks.  I do see a receding snow line – each day shows more and more of the brown grass that has been hiding for the winter. And lots of puddles for jumping in.

{Finley - 2010}

I think it is the hope of spring that puts a little JOY in my heart today.  I do not hate winter – but I always love the start of any new season.  I love it.  I love what it represents.  It never gets old to me – whether it’s new bright green sprouts on a branch, leaves turning colors, flowers blooming or the first snow – I love each change.

Whenever I think of the seasons changing I think of the following song.

Every Season by Nichole Nordeman

“…And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring”

Stuff I’m looking forward to this Spring:

• I can’t wait to see the bulbs we  planted last year emerge from the soil – even if they don’t bloom – I’m excited to see how many will come up this year.

•I am looking forward to putting away winter gear – hats, gloves, coats, big sweaters, & boots.  (It might be awhile, but still….)

•Friends/family visits.

•the start of our local Farmers Market

•planning the Summer!

•being outside with the sun on my face

•Easter

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2 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  1. When I first read your subject, I thought of the Nichole Nordeman song. I love how God allows us to go through seasons and learn more about Him…even if it may not be fun for us at the time. Please come and check out my site at chanceman4. My name is Chris Chance and there is a link on my blog to listen to my CD, “Following You” featuring “You” and “His Prints Are in the Sand”. We are trying to get this project up and moving, so anything you can do and any way you could pass it on would be greatly appreciated. Also you can go to http://www.noisetrade.com/chrischance. Hope you enjoy and are blessed by it!!!!
    Thanks and God Bless!
    Chris

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