Monday, March 8, 2010

Looking Forward

Well spring is springing and I for one am feeling slightly refreshed.
I took the winter wreaths off the doors today, as my way of telling Old Man Winter that he's no longer welcome in these here parts.
I may get even more bold and pack all the gloves and scarves away in the attic. Not sure how much I feel like tempting fate today.

It's been quite the start to the new year here at the Tea Time house. Not much that's been happening directly to me, but lots of big stuff that's been hard, and quite frankly, a huge weight on our shoulders the past two months. I've enjoyed reading other's blogs the past few weeks, and have even attempted to sit and write a few times. It seemed, at the time, a hill too huge to climb. When 2 million thoughts are swirling around in your head, how do you pick just a few? So I've been quiet, thinking on all that's going on, thinking about the past, and dwelling on the present.
And today I decided that if God can take the dreary, cold land and replenish it with sunshine, and the hope of Spring, then surely He is ready for me to move forward as well.

Yesterday we spent the day playing outside in the sunshine, and boy did it do a world of good for us all. Then my girls and I talked about all the things we LOVE about warm weather, and summer. It made me so excited, I can hardly wait for summer!

Right now, there's the hope of Spring. Each day, I can see it, hear it, smell it, feel it a little bit more. God is doing something new, I know it! He makes a way in the desert, and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19) We may be drowning in unplanned expenses, have family members in crisis, seriously ill relatives, sick pets, and everything else. But He keeps giving grace each day. So while I live in the present, I will choose to keep looking forward. Not behind, not to the right of left. He is doing a new thing - Spring is coming!


Emily said...

Last night I was sitting out on the front porch waiting for Matt to arrive home from the airport, and I heard frogs singing in the creek by our house. Spring is almost here! I agree with you about what you said, and I'm thankful for the promises we have in Christ. Glad to see you back in the bloggy world!

Kellie said...

You were on my heart all weekend! Will pray for continued renewal and encouragement!

And your comment on CPQ's blog still has me chuckling today!

Stefani said...

I too am ready to usher in the spring! This weather has been so awesome, I wish it would stay forever! I agree that God is really in the details and He is working on some great things. I can't wait to see what He has in store! :)

Becca said...

Seriously, doesn't the sunshine make everything feel better?! And I agree with Kellie - love your comment on CPQ!