April 14, 2012
Spring comes late here. Some days it seems excruciatingly late. I miss flowers and green but there is the promise of new life. Soon.
I've been focusing lately on appreciating right here and now. It's a discipline. Some days I'm good at doing it, some days I'm not.
I need to look forward, make plans. We've moving the end of next month. But I also need to live right now, in this moment. I need to find peace here. Cultivate joy. Celebrate the beauty.
There is so much goodness in my life everyday and I know I will look back on these as golden years so I don't want to rush any of it away. So I'm learning to be patient even as I wait for spring's fullness.
The kids have a lot to teach me this way. They are just so much more in the moment, still at 9, 11 and (almost) 13.
I have a lot to learn. So much to learn.
But I am trying to patient with this also. I have my whole life ahead of me. The same message I have been telling our children - you have a lifetime to learn. Guess what? That applies to me too.
Spring is my season for patience.
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