The calendar says it's February 25th, but my heart says it's spring! The last few weeks have been emotional, and trying, and difficult, but now I feel renewed in my heart, knowing I did the right thing for Rainy even though I still miss her so. I received a few pictures from her new family and she's now sleeping on the big bed with her brothers, and sleeping in Dad's lap, so I know she is happy and has someone special taking care of her. I will try again when I'm ready, when the situation is better and I've thought it through a lot more. But for now, I'm restarting my life out of the doldrums because spring is in the air!
Yes, there's still snow on the ground (and another nor'easter threatening the east coast), and yes we are all watching the Winter Olympics, but spring is really coming. The other week, pitchers and catchers reported for spring training; now the entire squads are there, preparing for a spring and summer filled with cheers and hits and great catches and perhaps no-hitters. Spring always leads me to want to declutter and organize and freshen my home, and this year's no different. So I've started spring cleaning, I'm trying to get some of the clutter out of my life. I'm planning on trying new things.
Spring is in the air and soon the birds and the flowers and the sunshine will tell us so in ways everyone can hear. But in these last waning days of meteorological winter, can you hear spring calling? What is it telling you?
Silent Sunday 4/22 — Love Your Mother (Earth)
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