Another birthday! Well, I'm getting used to the idea.
I'm thinking my 40's must have been too enchanted, or something. I loved my 40's. Adored that enchanted decade, indeed.
Lately though, things haven't felt all that magical. heh. But alas, at times like these, I've learned to gaze around, to peek inside my heart, to discover where, perhaps, I took a misstep on the path of Life. Or to ask God to show me the new path He wants to lead me down (up?), since I'm just not finding it on my own, although I am feeling the need for newness, for abandoning my Debra-made ruts.
Something else--my birthday arrives at the end of long snowy winters. Every year. And nearly my whole body on this day, this March 16th, is always longing to skip outside to play in my garden and feel the sun upon my face. Yes, like an excited horse waiting behind a gate for the race to begin, I feel nearly wild with desire on this day to burst out the door! But usually the weather is still cold and snow still lies like a frozen crust upon my garden. Often there are snowflakes falling, even.
But not today! No, the snow is gone, the sun will shine all day and we'll be over 50 degrees. The prettiest day of the week, the weather woman said. The sun will be a gift to all my neighbors, ok, yet I can't help but feel God meant it especially for me. So beware, my sunny front porch, here I come! And look-out un-flooded portions of our yard, for I'll be tiptoeing around you, too, maybe even Sound of Music dancing 'round and 'round. For I have much to celebrate.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Our winter lake this morning from an upstairs window. Oh, and I saw my first two robins yesterday! They may be the same couple who returns each year and stays in the yard almost constantly.
Don't you just love that photo at the top of my post? It's from allposters.com.