It has been a long time since I have truly felt spring in my heart. Actually, the day that my joy for spring ended was June 1, 2007. This was the most sad day I have ever experienced...our beautiful sweet little Miranda left our lives forever....and when Miranda left...so did my joy for gardening. Over the past two years I tried to regain some sort of control over the planter issue and it was just impossible. I guess it was some sort of long mourning and self torture?
I am amazed at how my green little plants are growing. Just two weeks ago they were tiny little sprigs. They are adapting to our crazy Texas weather nicely.
Fast forward two years....I began to feel the need to bring spring back into my life and yard. I awoke one morning a couple of weeks ago and decided that it was time to shop for flowers and plants. I asked Hunter the week before if she would help me pull weeds and plant new flowers. She happily said yes. I am lucky to have such an awesome niece!
Over the past week or so, I have been able to walk out back and have nothing but fond memories of my days with Miranda. I can vividly see my pretty little girl sitting on her blanket in her pink hat and pulling the grass. I am truly amazed at how I fell so in love with a little human being that was only in our lives for five months. I do not think I will ever get over my love for Miranda....but I now know that I have to move on and give my love to someone or something else.
I am content and hopeful at this moment...as my front yard is blooming, I will be planning how to bring my backyard back to life! Happy Spring and may you feel it in your heart too.