Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring... springing back and forth between winter!

Tonight we set our clocks forward an hour. Secretly I have been changing the time over the last few days and making the kids go to bead earlier in hopes to get them on the new schedule. I havent done this for myself though.. so it will be a system shock all week! Its okay though.
We have had some nice weather and my crocuses (sp?) are popping out. I can hardly wait to see what we will have in our flower beds and gardens this year. I wonder if my rhubarb will truly come back like its supposed to, and the same for my strawberries but the hope of a real bounty instead of the 4 that grew last year.

I am learning a lot about friendship right now. It seems that I make a friend and then for six months we seem joined at the hip.. and then one or both of us get busy and weeks go by. i still have one faithful friend that leaves me voicemail messages and tries to connect. It makes my heart feel good. But I am also a little saddened that one of my recent friends is just going through such a hard time that its hard for her to keep talking about the fact that things are still hard.

I know that I am talking about something that is personal and not giving details... but I struggle sometimes with the people God puts in my path and how long they are there. Unless we have a tight bond and need for babysitting life just gets so busy that friendships end up like plants you havent watered for a while.

So, as I think of spring and plants and the analogy of dying house plants and friendships.. I hope that with each new day there is a little more growth in all areas and wonderful blessings to reap.