Friday, February 20, 2009

Hope

The kids have all been having their turn at sniffles, headaches, sore throats and queasy stomachs for the past few weeks. The girls have been the hardest hit with it. I've only been on the fringe of it (just head-achey), but we are all feeling fairly lethargic. Hence the reason for my lack of blogging. It seems all I can do just to muster the energy for schooling and housework, and the latter has been more like a lick and a promise than true cleaning.
This time of year, I begin to long for spring and for the outdoors. I have been checking for any bits of green outside my door for several weeks now. Last week my vigil was rewarded by this. . .


This is the result of some bulbs I planted last spring. I planted daffodils, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, and tulips in little sporadic patches (like little bouquets).

There's not much peeking through yet, but it gives me hope that SPRING is surely on its way, and it won't be all that long now.

How marvelous it is that God grants us such a beautiful image of the newness of life that we will experience after death! And that is TRUE HOPE!

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is SUCH a welcome sight!!!

You'll have to post lots of progress reports since I can't admire them in person now.

I so enjoyed catching your plants' progress each time I would come over!

Charree said...

Oh how wonderful! I just love it when little green sprouts start popping through. I can't wait to see them in bloom.

Have a blessed day!
~Charree

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