Celebrating Spring

After a long, cold Winter, Spring brings forth new life from frozen land. Birds populate the now budding trees, and the air takes on a scent of life.

Along with Fall, Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I feel a very strong connection with nature and the seasons. Every year, I dread the return of Winters because it’s like my body goes through a near death cycle, just like the land around me. Things of cheer and beauty fade away and I go into a dark, cold, slump for several months. Then, when it seems there is no hope for beauty or joy in life, Spring comes and both the world and I come back to life.

Hope rises with the blades of new grass, clearer vision comes with more hours of sunlight, and new found energy bursts as the buds on the trees do. Hello world! I’m alive!

To celebrate Spring, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite quotes about this wonderful season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

~Anne Bradstreet

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

~Bern Williams

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

~Doug Larson quotes

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

~Margaret Atwood

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

~Hal Borland

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

~Robin Williams

I, You, We, Our

Love

I use to wonder how it would all work out
I use to plan out how it could all go wrong

You have erased mountains of fear and doubt
You have filled my battered heart with a song

I always had to be in control of it all
I always wanted to have insurance from pain

You have given me the courage to just fall
You have faced my demons and left them slain

I never felt fully a part of another soul
I never trusted enough to just be free

You have stepped into me and made me whole
You have showed me it’s Ok to just be

We have turned our love over to the Lord
We have become one in all the right ways

Our love no amount of money could afford
Our love will endure until the end of days

You Set Me Free

You Set Me Free

You walked into my life
But you did not stay

The trail you blazed
Paved a narrow way

You opened my heart
You helped me to feel

Though it won’t be you
You’ve helped me heal

A good friend you are
And shall ever will be

You touched my soul
Then set me free

Dancing With Fire

Dancing With FireLittle fire burning so slow and steady

Never out of control, and not quite ready

The crackle of your flame brings peace

To abide in your warmth is all I seek

Wanting to feed the fuel to make you grow

But know it’s best to let you burn slow

Oh how I love to watch your flames dance

You bring me warmth with every twinkling glance

That I could touch your smoldering coals

To know the depth and heat of your soul

Knowing I must keep distant lest be burned

Though I find your heat my heart doth yearn

Mourn You No Longer

Mourn You No LongerThe years have passed
We’ve both moved on

I’m feeling better now
That you are gone

But there are times
I miss what was

What good we shared
For there was love

But these things happen
They make us much stronger

I must keep going now
And mourn you no longer