Sounds, Season, Scents
It is no surprise that my favorite season is spring. It is the season of rebirth and beauty. It is the season that Clara saw in her short life. Spring reminds me of pink and everything we love about her. Spring isn’t always perfect. It can be unpredictable but one thing that is always true is that spring means new growth. It means I will be seeing my favorite flowers and making a trip to South Dakota. The years that these lovely flowers have been blown off by the wind way too early remind me of the little life we lost too soon.
As the birds begin to chirp it reminds me of the dove in the cemetery the day of the funeral. One of our favorite parts of spring is the return of the ducks to the river. The kids and I enjoy visiting and feeding them. We visit the Statue of Hope at City Park in Iowa City. We walk the area and watch as the river rises. A reminder that not everything will go according to plan. We will have unexpected losses but there is always rebuilding afterward. With rebuilding comes so many new friendships and new doors to open. Life isn’t the same but we return and continue to grow.
The smell of the warmer air and lovely smell of light rain are always welcome. Winter is bare and empty. No sounds but the howling wind. Nothing to look at but bare trees and frozen ground. Spring means the beginning of warmth. It reminds me of the warmth I felt when Clara arrived. Spring reminds me of her smiles and the love she radiated. The rain softly falls reminding me of the days we stayed in our pj’s all day, cuddling by the window. Spring just reminds me of all the best things of Clara. It is absolutely my favorite and no other season will ever compare. <3