Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Spring in My Step

I adore spring for a million reasons. Fresh berries, lilacs blooming, new gardens...I love warm rain and sun showers and I love when the entire neighborhood is just starting to turn green and pink and white. And the way spring smells is much better than fall, though it is a similar temperature-spring smells like fresh laundry. Clean. Vibrant.

I love the way spring makes me want to slip my feet out of my shoes and scrunch my toes in the new grass...just for a minute until they get too cold. Every year I look forward to opening up the blinds and filling my house with beautiful yellows and oranges and taking my first sun nap of the year. I can't wait to see the kidlets run and play outside; to see them digging in the dirt and bringing rocks and sticks-treasures-inside for their nature boxes. There is nothing more beautiful than a Pacific Northwest spring-everything from the first Robin to the smell of Evergreens in the sun just makes you feel alive.

Spring is a new beginning-in nature and, often, in my life. I started my life on my own in the spring of 2002. In the spring of 2004 I became a mother for the first time. To me, it's more than a season of nature spring is a season of life-and I like to think that this year, this spring, will be a wonderful start to a new beginning of our lives. A clean slate...and we can write whatever we want to on it. I want this spring to be as wonderful in our lives as it is out doors. I just know THIS will be our year to bloom.

Happy Spring everybody!

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dusty earth mother said...

Lovely! Thanks for the visit, Mrs. M. Love your blog! definitely following now.

Oh, and yeah. Tell your husband no shells/scales allowed. Bad business.

Vodka Logic said...

Spring is also my favorite for all your reasons and, sunshine and time to get away from the dreariness of winter.


Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I know what you mean about the feel of a clean slate and the freshness in the air. The last two days were really our first taste of spring her in Cleveland.

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Samantha said...

Beautiful post!

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Spring too you too and thanks for this lovely post reminding us of new beginnings!

Lolli said...

I am loving Spring, too. It is so much more appreciated after a long, cold, snowy Winter.