Sunny Springtime greetings!
Today I’m counting my blessings out loud
as my very favorite season begins…
I have been enjoying precious family time
in the Arizona desert.
Admiring spectacular sunrises
Sharing wonderful family memories with my parents,
as we talked about their childhood stories
and my childhood years.
Such delightful blessings to cherish!
Savoring long talks with my dad,
whose sage wisdom always guides me.
Taking long walks with my mom,
a most charming gardener who teaches me so much
about living a sweet, joyful life.
It made my heart blossom as I helped them each day,
in the smallest of ways.
It is such a blessing to be able to help my parents now…
as we spend time together.
Helping to weed, deadhead, transplant, and water
in my mom’s desert garden
reminded me of how this charming gardener
taught me to garden,
thirty years ago,
when I bought a little house
with a large, mature garden of my very own.
My beloved husband took care of everything here at home,
so that I could spend time with my parents.
He is one of life’s sweetest blessings!
Brilliant blue skies, gentle breezes, and temperatures in the mid 90s
made the last days of Winter fly by much too quickly.
Just as my favorite season began,
I returned home to
Today I spent hours in my own garden
(wearing a winter jacket),
as I pruned the ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea,
cut back the remaining stems and seed heads
left standing for the birds,
and peeked at all of the new growth in my garden beds.
From across the yard, I suddenly spotted
patches of brilliant purple!
What a wonderful blessing to discover
and Crocuses in full bloom…
just in time for
the first days of Spring!
Wishing you abundant Springtime blessings, too!
(Be sure to count them out loud!)
P.S. Hope you will share something you are grateful for as Spring begins!