Spring is Sure to Follow

from http://7onashoestring.com/2012/02/spring-has-sprung-quotes.html 

Winter keeps stopping and starting, the calendar keeps turning, and the snow and rain keep falling.  Looking out my window, I see the rosebushes budding and the weeds catching up with them.  Too overworked to find time for passions right now, the garden groans in sad neglect.

Daylight saving time meant we begin to wake in the dark and fumble for direction.  Three days will bring the vernal equinox, reminding us to center and celebrate the rebirth of ourselves and our surroundings.


My tomato plants huddle on the porch, waiting to be released into the soil with room to stretch out and smile.  Twenty plus calendar boxes await before we break out the Easter baskets of candy and treats and formally welcome our vacation.  This year, we will search in the snow for our golden eggs and hope for the sun to warm our souls.

The zucchini, the peppers and sunflowers must wait for now.  Work will need to be done to prepare for you.  For now, the rain mists down and fills us in preparation for what is sure to come.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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  1. As I read through all I thought about was writing my new novel. As you mentioned we stumble in the dark – I saw myself thinking about my new characters. As you so eloquent described rebirth – I was right there in shaking off the baggage from the first story and emerging for the new one.. I wondered as I read through a second time if each of us depending on where we are in our life approaches the changes differently. Clearly we do, but are we aware of it. Please send me magic how to grow tomato wisdom – I’ve tried two years running and have not quite succeeded. 🙁

    1. I’ll send you tomato magic if you send me character magic…the last two years have been dismal forcrops. Too cold, too wet, and the bees haven’t done their job of pollinating. Depressing, but don’t give up! Surely this summer will be one for the record books!

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