May 2014 Letter–Dear Spring

May 2014 Letter– Dear Spring,

You have flirted with me ever since I was a little girl, making my heart flutter year after year. It’s a love affair kind of thing. 

It’s in the way you display light without shame, the way you are so generous with the freshness of the air all around. It’s in your lavish offer of colorful flowers, and how you wink to change them a bit every hour, and how you just create new ones overnight. It’s in the way you tantalize me, inviting me to dance to the new songs of birds, and the flutter of life all around. It’s in your tender touch on my skin, the warmth of your sunny embrace, and how you make me want to breathe deep and live life to the fullest. 

spring bird

Every time you court me this way, I melt into your arms. And I feel so alive when I let you entice me into living in the moment. You playfully challenge me to savor the luscious strawberries you gift me, the fragrant flowering trees loaded with promises, the longer evenings with sunsets achingly  beautiful. And you gently remind me that tomorrow is not mine. So you take me by the hand and we dance in the sunset. Slow and easy. Filled with awe.

flowering tree

 

I welcome your love with such delight, drinking it in with all there is of me. You make me want to smile from morning to night. And then from night to morning.

Thank you for all that you are to me.

Barbara

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#906 Making an icecream cake for dessert

#907 Swimming for the first time in years

#908 Finishing a great book with a happy satisfied feeling

 

 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,

 

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13 comments

  1. I just love Spring! Your photos are so beautiful; nothing better than trees blooming and birds chirping after a long winter’s cold. Well, our Father’s love, right? Blessings to you. Stopping in from Thankful Thursday.

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  2. I absolutely love spring and the way you describe your love affair with spring here is so poetic and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your letter to spring with all of us. And look – you’re almost to 1000 gifts! 😀

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  3. Beautiful! I always enjoy my visits here 🙂 Spring in my neck of the woods has been a flirt, suggesting she’s on her way, only to not show up!

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  4. I love spring too, especially in the mountains! It’s such a gorgeous renewal and reminds me of all that God does in our lives to make things new. Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday!

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  5. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful post both in words & photos! Spring brings such hope of growth & renewal. And what a wonderful reminder to live today fully, in & through Him. Blessings!

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