This spring I feel practically giddy with the delight of it all.
The turning of brown grass into green. Little green shoots poking their heads above ground. The buds on trees slowly coming alive with that fresh spring green color. The cheery daffodils, bright red tulips, and brilliant yellow forsythia bushes. And just SO MUCH GREEN. Invigorating after five months of brown drabness and snow and winter.
I think it’s because spring brings so much life with it. New life. After the dormancy of winter and before the harshness that summer heat brings… there is spring.Every year, I get more and more excited about growing things. This year I am so ready for fresh spinach and lettuce salads from the garden. Our own strawberries for the very first time. (Here’s hoping they produce well!) Asparagus on the grill. Lots of squash and carrots and spinach to make into baby food for Avi. Tomato sandwiches and fresh salsa. Raspberries and blackberries from our freshly mulched berry bed. Ahhhh I just can’t wait!
This little girlie is growing like crazy. Someone told me they grow when they’re sleeping… if that’s true, she sure is growing. 🙂
The newness of spring + a newborn baby reminds me of that verse in Isaiah 43:19:
Am I living in the new freshness of spring in my spiritual life, or do I find myself stuck back in the dormancy of winter? Am I growing continually?