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.