It’s true. It’s here. Spring Fever has arrived. With every day that the sun is shining and the temperature is at least reasonably warm (like 45 degrees or higher) I have been opening windows and airing out the house. My itch to get outside and start working has intensified. The boys are bouncing off the walls of the house and have more energy than they know what to do with at one time! Not to mention that we just made like 6 dozen cookies yesterday to decorate for Valentine’s day. This winter has been very deceiving. Dare I hope that winter is over and that spring will come early this year?
As I think of spring my mind jumps to the 839 things I want to do this year. For instance, I want to clean up the yard and actually plant flowers to create more curb appeal. I want to camp! I want to go for bike rides and walks and play in the dirt with the boys. I would love to start jogging again, but I think that is wishful thinking for now. Unless I had a generous donor give me a treadmill! I want to sit on my swing and read a book. I want to do our homeschool on a blanket in the yard! (Homeschool perk number 76,583 is that you can do school wherever you feel like it!) There are so many other things I want to do that are rolling around in my head, but I won’t bore you with them all.
As we wait for spring to officially arrive, I must remember to be patient. I must remember to enjoy every season that comes through. Just like enjoying the weather seasons, I try to remember to enjoy each season with my family. My boys are at such a fun age right now. Just this afternoon, we had a family nerf gun fight through the house. We laughed and laughed and it was just such a great memory that I have stored in my mind. Memories are a very valuable thing. Never underestimate what the power of a memory can do to a person. For instance, I have memories that will bring me to tears within seconds, but I also have memories, like the ones made today, that will have me smiling and reliving the fun that we had! Memories have the power to bring our moods full swing if we let them. I am so thankful that I have the ability to remember. We never do know what tomorrow may bring, we need to live in the present. Enjoy the present. Love big. But also, we need to make sure our lives are right with our Creator. My life would be worthless were it not for my God. He is who has blessed me with an incredible husband and 3 amazing sons here and a daughter who is spending her life knowing nothing but Heaven. Spring is coming. Change is coming. Enjoy the moment. Live and love your family. Rejoice in our Creator.