I love this time of year! Color is finally filling the land and dark drab days of winter are all but behind us. Winter is ugly if there isn't snow, I've decided. And this year, we didn't get a drop of snow which was a major drag. And quite the contrast from what we experienced last year. But on the bright side, Levi is getting random days off of school now since we didn't get any "snow days", so I'll take it!
We had spring break last week and it was such a great time and cruel teaser for summer. I just so enjoy having my boys with me...summer will be heavenly! We went to the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City over the break and had a blast. Several days cooped up with my family in one hotel room, living it up in the pools/water park and taking breaks to explore the city was just the boost I think we all needed to help us finish out the school year. I have a lot to say about this school year - our first year not homeschooling Levi - but I'll make a blog post for that another day. :)
I've been thinking ... I know January is a time where people make changes and adjustments to their lives and schedules, but the older I get, the more I find springtime encouraging me more in those goals and improvements. I think all that changed for me last year when we lived through 6 solid months of snow and bitter temps and when springtime finally came, I feel like the whole city breathed a unified sigh of relief - we had made it. The freshness of the new season - where the dead things come to life ... I kind of feel the same way. My soul sort of comes out of hibernation and I'm ready for a fresh perspective and reprieve from the demands of fall & winter. Springtime sunshine and the excitement of summer, it's simply the best.
And I can't wait!
Easter is upon us and how fitting it comes at this time of year. Our Redeemer - He came to save us from the depths of despair and give us beautiful new life. I hope you see Him and feel Him as the trees bloom the chill in the air becomes warmth. Such HOPE!
"He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13-14