I was talking with a friend at church this morning and that is how she described Spring this year... stubborn...I thought it was perfect. This Spring has been extremely difficult for me...it's been cold and rainy...one thing I've loved about Missouri is that Spring usually arrives earlier, stays longer, feels warmer...it's usually a replenishing season for me. Nature replenishes me and that's why I love to get outside in the Spring. But Spring has been stubborn in coming this year...and when you top it off with the fact that I have some major life changes...new phase of life for the girls and me, lots of unknowns with our move...it's been difficult to keep my spirits up. But then if it wasn't for the rain and storms yesterday, I wouldn't of had my breath taken away by this rainbow out our front window...it was too big to get it all in the picture, so here's just part of it. And since we've moved to our house, we've had to take down a dozen or so trees. (Very sad for a nature lover! They died from Dutch Elm disease.) But we have had these beautiful woodpeckers chopping away at the stumps...I've so enjoyed seeing this beautiful birds up close. I took this picture this morning while we were eating cinnamon rolls for my mother's day breakfast.
When my mom was here a few weeks ago, we saw this quote in the gift shop we were at: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. And that's my goal for the moment...to learn how to dance in the rain! Anyone want to join me?