Spring is a much anticipated time of the year that I eagerly await – until it gets here. Then I have to face some of the more challenging things about the season.
- The sun doesn’t come up until after 8:00 am and I have a harder time getting out of bed in the dark. Thanks Daylight Savings Time.
- The deck and car is covered in yellow dust and there is a haze of pollen in the air. I am using more antihistamines, eye drops, and nose sprays just to make it through the day.
- My closet is a jumbled mess. Heavier clothes need to be cleaned and boots packed away.
- Dust bunnies are visible in the late afternoon sun reminding me it’s time for spring cleaning.
- Baby squirrels busily destroy my container garden of pansies and tulips before we discover their nest under our grill cover.
As new life springs up all around, I am also reminded of the enjoyable aspects of this time of year.
- The ornamental fruit trees are dressed in white, pink, and purple blossoms. The red and orange leaves on oak and maple trees gradually fade into green.
- Catalogs arrive with page after page of colorful spring fashions that tempt me to order the latest and greatest.
- My too late bloomer husband agrees to use on sale coupons and take his semi-annual shopping trip for his furnishings.
- Reminders of the Easter season and the new life experienced in Christ are in the stores and even on the History Channel (Jesus: His Life.)
- My thankful heart rejoices in all the challenges and joys that this season of renewal has to offer.