Is it really Spring?

It may be true that I have lived in the Midwest for 29 years and survived winter without too many scars and it may be true that I prefer Winter clothes to Summer ones and it may be even true that I kinda like a good snowstorm...but it is also true that I have never felt so ready for spring in my entire life.

This morning as I put on my mittens yet again and climbed into my cold car and punched on the heated seat button I couldn't help but think, "If I still lived in the state in which I was born (Florida) or even if I lived in the state in which I grew up (Washington) I wouldn't have to be doing these things at the end of March!" I mean honestly, the bulbs that my mom so happily planted last fall -  and for many falls prior - were already popping out of the ground when I was in Seattle in the end of January!

And yet here I am, along with so many others of you, facing snow in the forecast yet again. And frigid temps. And no flowers springing up in my garden.

Spring may have officially begun, but it hardly seems like it around here.

I wasn't too happy, driving to work.

But then, fast-forward a few hours to lunchtime. In my car yet again. Passing some geese in the park...can't complain about that! And then, low and behold, what to my wondering eyes did appear: a robin.

"What?" I exclaimed aloud. "Did I really just see that?" And then, yes, two more. Hopping along. Unmistakably.


Praise Jesus!

Spring does exist.

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come..." Song of Solomon 2:11,12 NKJV

Quit your complaining, Gretchen. Spring is on its way!

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