Honestly, I can’t say I’m thankful for spring BREAK, but I can at least be thankful for the spring part.
And I’m not too happy about the time change either. I have a personal grudge against whoever thought it was a good idea to deprive me of an hour of sleep.
But still, I’m thankful for spring.
Winter is fun right up until New Year’s Day. But once the holidays are done and the homes are stripped of their holiday finery, I miss color.
Brown lawns, grey brown bark, grey skies, brown leaves and earth toned houses all seem determined to suck the joy out of my day. It’s like I’ve wandered into the men’s suit department where everything is made from practical grey flannel.
And then the magic happens.
I spot the tiny pink flowers adorning a redbud tree.
I notice the fresh green buds popping out on the ends of the willow branches.
I spot the daffodils, bursting from the ground.
For Easter, the dogwood trees almost always bloom.
When spring really springs into action here, the azalea bushes burst forth in full bloom. Suddenly, it looks like the houses are dressed in bright pink tutus.
In the weeks to come, the roadways of Texas will become a riot of color as our wildflowers bloom. We will all, each and every one of us, make a pilgrimage to some favorite spot where we take our annual blue bonnet photos.
And somewhere in the spring, I am
I am thankful for spring.
Care to share your thankful thoughts today?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, PINK, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family. She serves an amazing God. She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]