Sunshine has finally graced our skies with that brilliant blue which just whispers hope and memories of warm days spent outside. The little ones flocked to the garden to play before we pottered off to school and the comforting scenes of new baby lambs and budding blossom are dotted through the landscape near us.
The light, the sunshine just echoes hope through my soul, the light always such a wonderful metaphor for all things renewal. It is difficult to forget how wonderful our world can be as it wakes up, as all the once dead things reveal the new life that was just waiting and growing in secret as the world rested and waited, waited for this day. Easter has come and gone but the pervading hope that Easter Sunday gives us carries on, that promise of resurrection that our seasons mimic for us over and over. Nature speaking truth when we open our eyes to see it.
Over Easter the Spring seemed to be on pause but we enjoyed time with family over the Easter weekend, had a great time at Spring Harvest and all in all it flew by. A special day with just Phoebe meant we got to see A Wrinkle in Time at the cinema and despite the drizzle our second week went by with similar speed.
Reading Anne of Green Gables through these months has been such sweet comfort for the soul in waitin for spring to come, and has given another layer of optimism and appreciation of the beauty our wold holds. If you haven’t read it or haven’t for a long time I recommend doing it at this time of year! I am holding onto that joy and Anne-ish idealism with this quote. (Anne things are on sale for a couple of days longer so have a look quickly!)
And now for the exhale as we can troop outdoors without the layers, sit in the warm golden glow of those lovely evenings and just feel freer, walking around to new life and growth all about, and in our hearts.