So many of you know that my favorite season is spring. It reminds me so much of the time I got to share with Clara. The renewing season of spring fills the day with reminders of love, happiness, new beginnings, and hope. I find the gentle spring rains to remind me of tears of love that fall when I think of Clara. Unlike the storms of summer where I feel a sense of my grief during the first few months after Clara’s passing, the spring rains are gentle, kind, and bring beauty to the empty land.
Today isn’t the first day of spring but it is the first day I noticed the tree outside our front window is has leaves opening! What a perfect day since yesterday was Easter and a time of hope and renewal. I am looking forward to seeing flower buds and flowers soon. Until then I wanted to capture and share the beautiful image outside my home today. It is my little piece of heaven today.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.