Sorrow makes joy so sweet

It was a long hard day. I had so many moments of comfort, though...two visits from friends, two from family, a long, newsy e-mail from a busy friend far away. The earth is all aflutter with birds returning home and plants just beginning to bloom. Spring is an impossible time to be sad! Add to all these blessings the fact that I had a riotous good time with my husband last night, drinking wine, watching the sunset, and listening to blues and the sounds of evening folding us in like a welcome hug. How can a girl complain?

Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.
Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness looks down from heaven.
Psalm 85:9-11