Saturday, April 9, 2011


Spring Has Sprung!

If you look really close, you can see one of my little girls in each tree.  It's a perfect match for them on our property and they love climbing trees, just as I did as a girl : )

I've been thinking a lot about seasons in our lives as the beautiful spring weather has arrived and all the flowers are blooming.  I've just ended an amazing season of being pregnant and now I'm in the nursing season.  I've always loved the seasons in nature.  I love change, especially expected change.  Isn't that the best kind? : ) I think it's so wonderful that God didn't make the weather and plants always the same.  And in the same way, He has given us changing seasons in our bodies.  God didn't make us to always stay the same.  We are not to always be pregnant or always not pregnant.  We're not always nursing and we're not always fertile.  I think that we need to embrace the seasons in our bodies just as we do the seasons in nature.  Of course, there are some seasons we all like better and some that are harder than others.  But you know, that is really OK because they keep life interesting and we can learn different things and grow in different ways in each season.

I also like to think of our whole life in general as changing seasons.  Here is my take on it:


Every season has it's beauty and it's positives.  No one is better than the other.

My wonderful daughtes by our tulips we planted in the dead of winter.  Isn't it amazing how those ugly brown bulbs turn into such beautiful flowers?  I know there is a lesson in that!

My darling husband and little girls enjoying the spring weather


  1. Just wanted to post today and let you know that I have been really encouraged by your blog! :-)

    I have been reading your blog for a couple months after a friend referred me here and I have found much encouragement & joy. I too really enjoy the season's God gives -both in life & in nature! As a young mom with 4 kids under 5yrs old, an appreciation for the changing seasons of life and the blessings God gives with each one are a huge encouragement to me. There is such joy in watching God unfold each season of life just like watching each Winter turn to Spring.

    So thanks for being willing to share a bit of your life here on this blog... My husband and I are looking forward to a large family Lord willing and your example is encouraging!

  2. You have a beautiful family and I love how you write!!!

  3. Awesome post! I totally agree with the seasons of life idea. but that puts me in autumn. . .

    Indian summer maybe???? LOL!

    Since Autumn has always been my favorite season, I guess I need to embrace and enjoy this season . . . without dreading winter!!

  4. Oh great, I was all ready depressed, now I see I am entering the Winter of life.

  5. Ok Mary Frye, to make you and all of us feel better, I changed the ages on the seasons. Are we happy now? : )

  6. Oh Yea!!!! I use to wear my Yorkie :)


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