Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Finding Miracles

Marty left work early yesterday (and by early, I mean it was President's day and he was not supposed to be working at all, but he put in 7 hours anyway since he is a wee bit of an over-achiever.) I loved it since Mondays are usually Marty's longest days, he leaves before seven, gets home to eat a quick dinner and leaves again till after nine. Having him here before four for the rest of the day was pure heaven. We got the kids bundled up and worked in the yard for a while. I love getting up in the morning to see clean flower beds and not the nasty, dead-leaf covered things that I have been viewing. I did my final pruning just after Thanksgiving, and my dahlias were still blooming at the time, so I never dug them up for winter. I sure hope they come back anyway, but we will see.

The kids had a great time playing outside. Emma is finally big enough to get into the vine maple herself, making tree-climbing sooo much easier. The best surprise of all was a few little green things gingerly poking their little green heads up out of the dirt. Ah, I love spring. Some of what was coming up was weeds, but a few tulips are starting to emerge and I can see buds on my clematis and the iris in the yard. Not a lot of green yet, but enough to give you hope that soon, the green will overtake the drab browns and greys of winter and spring will come.

Every year, I am amazed at the miracle of new life. The wide assortment of flowers and plants, the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis reminds me of God's love for us and the miracles he works every day. Sometimes, miracles are hard to see, since you have to look in the unexpected places for them, but they are there.

1 comment:

Love my babes said...

That is a beautiful picture of Emma. She looks so much like you!