Happy Easter, everyone.
In an attempt to be more positive, here are some things I am thankful for:
Wonderful neighbors. I love where I live and the people I live near. Our next-door neighbors brought up this love Easter lily!
Wonderful friends. In both "real life" and on-line life, I have a great and varied group of people I call friends. From the group of women I grew up with to the ladies I know only through their blogs and comments, you are what keeps me happy, healthy and sane.
Wonderful weather. FINALLY spring is here. She took her sweet time this year, and there are still mountains of snow in parking lots throughout the city, but it is sunny today, the grass is greening and there are buds on my bushes.
Finally, I feel some hope. I actually said to hub this morning "May be this will be our last childless Easter". I am a superstitious worrier, but I actually said these words.. and thought they might be true.
Even for a heathen like me, there is a special spirit of spring, of Easter. There is hope and life from death. In a season of renewal and forgiveness and belief in the impossible, I hope that these spiritual truths can seep into my real life and into my soul. I want to believe and I want to have the gift of life after loss.