Spring has sprung

Here in the Midwest, we watched last night as fog rolled in and cocooned our house in silence and solitude. Today the sun came out from behind the clouds around noon, and the great melt-off has begun. Katy said, with awe in her voice, "Look, Rosy! Grass! Can you believe it?!" The children happily made boats out of sleds in the puddle and played until they were nearly frostbitten.

I found myself turning face to warmth, closing my eyes from the pain and beauty of it's intensity. Praying it is a harbinger of a spring to come soon in my body. That the long winter may be over for a season. That the ice of fear and hopelessness would melt before the warmth of the sun this summer.

"Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." ~ Hosea 6:3