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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