This morning I awoke to a lighter sky than usual which can only mean one thing… sunshine! It felt a little easier to get out of bed this morning ( I emphasize “a little”). As I came out into the dark living room I noticed it was lighter in the kitchen. It was then that I knew it was time… time to make the pilgrimage. I gathered my bible, journal, glasses, and computer and headed to my new quiet time spot.
All winter long I’ve been nestled down in my little corner of the living room with all of my stuff nearby to execute my morning quiet time. I no longer have that comfy couch to snuggle on. I’ve moved to the hard kitchen chair with no blanket. I’m willing to lose the comfort part to behold the beauty. I now sit in my favorite part of the house looking out the large kitchen window onto the patio and my beloved barn. I am now able to witness the blossoming of spring! The trees are filling out, the pretty yellow (turning green) bush is blooming… I don’t know the name! I’ve added a few pots to my patio and the red adirondacks have made their entrance!! Kitty corner out the window, the neighbors house is becoming less visible due to the low hanging maple branches that are coming to life! The birds are a twitter all around and the squirrels are having a convention in the yard! To my left out the large side kitchen window I can see the raised bed garden that is beginning to take shape. The promise of summer!
I love change! I’ve always loved change! This change of seasons is one that I’ve never appreciated more than I do this year. It’s been a long, hard winter physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I’m struggling with getting out of the funk that I’ve fallen into. These cold, rainy spring days have seemed endless. Today, I feel a sense of hope that I’ve not had for some time now. As I watch the birds “nest” and the squirrels come alive after winter, I am empowered to make some changes and begin my own nesting. I’m anxious to get out into the yard and get my hands dirty in the garden. I’ve let go of the fact that my freshly blooming tulips were all taken out of my yard yesterday. (Someone has a beautiful bouquet of tulips on their kitchen table!)
Goodbye winter… hello spring/summer! Goodbye lethargic me… hello “get your buns outside and move” me! It’s time…
There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under heaven… a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to keep and a time to throw away… He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3)