If you are like me, the winter that will not end has probably started to get to you. As I shared on Friday, Lexington and parts of Kentucky were beaten down with anywhere from 15 to 25 inches. We had 17 inches in our backyard on Friday morning.
It was beginning to feel like the winter that WOULD NOT END.
However, this past weekend we were welcomed with two days full of beautiful sunshine and weather warm enough that James and I were able to sit outside on our patio. This was a patio that we could not walk on two days ago.
Although we still have remnants of snow in our backyard, I was able to take a walk through our soggy backyard and discover these beautiful hyacinth leaves beginning to peak out of the soil. As they have for the past two springs, they have made their way to the surface. They hung on through the dark and cold days of winter and are ready to begin again.
Nature has many lessons to teach us.
There are times in our life when it feels as if the storm will never end. The snows and rains keep coming. We feel beaten down by the weight and question if we have the energy for the next day.
You may be going through a difficult period in your life where it feels very much like winter. It is cold and dark and there are questions when and if the spring will come.
On Friday, I was questioning if I would ever see the green of my backyard or if I would feel the sun again. This winter has continuously taught me lessons. Just as a few weeks earlier, I hung on and two days later I was given the gift of warmer weather and ground to see.
I want you to know that Spring is coming. Seasonally, we will begin to see the beauty of life with blooms and buds. Emotionally, you will also come to a time when you find yourself awaking from the struggles of your own emotional winter. You may need to find yourself seeking a counselor or physician or you may need to make other changes in your life. With time, you will begin to feel the thaw as you awaken.
The flowers that are preparing to break through teach us to hold on. Hold on through whatever difficulty you may be going through. Hold on and know that you have the strength and ability to make it to your own spring.
As much as many may like to have only one season, it is pertinent to have a winter, spring,summer and fall. Metaphorically, we can see how the seasons mark the evolution of our lives. We can not have a continuous summer or fall.We cannot be in a constant state of growth. As we grow, we evolve into a new season of growth, rest and rebirth.
Today I am linking up with Emily for Grateful Heart Monday. I am forever grateful for the past two days of my weekend where I have been reminded that after winter there is spring. After a time of rest, there is rebirth.
What season of life do you find yourself in? What lessons have you learned from winter?
Regardless of where you find yourself, I encourage you to hang on. Spring is coming!!