I took some time over the weekend to clean my three season porch. It's still a bit too cold to sit out there, but at least when I look out the slider I see the hope of spring.
Last night we had a winter storm warning for freezing rain and then I heard the loudest clap of thunder I have ever experienced (louder than when my house got struck by lightening when I was a child). The power flickered and the whole house shook. I was waiting for the sound of trees falling as our yard has many. But all was well!
I know that for me, I enjoy spring so much more when the winter has been long and harsh. It is so fitting that Easter arrives in all it's beauty on the heels of winter. Such a picture of the death and resurrection of our Lord.
I'm praying for some sunshine today. I've decided that if the sun doesn't show itself I'm going to the nearest florist and diving into the flowers. I need color!