Friday, February 27, 2009

the sun is getting stronger, and the world is green again...


i love spring. and i am so excited for march to come this weekend. it seems to me that this march is going to be exceptionally good, because, for some reason, it is holding a lot of hope. everything is new in the spring, and the sun attempts to make a comeback (if you're somewhere besides the pacific northwest, it actually does make a comeback!), and things come to life...and it just feels like God is breathing on everything and making it shine.

the last couple of years i have really struggled through the winters, for a variety of reasons...the largest being an exceptionally bad job, tough times for my family, a second mediocre job, and an unhealthy amount of stress from doing way too many things half-heartedly. 

this year, the winter hasn't been like that. i'm looking to spring this year not as an escape from winter's pain, but as a continuation of the things that are building. i am so excited about the future, and even though i really don't know what it looks like at all, i am not afraid of it for once. it beckons me with a smile, and i want to run to what God has for me. i can feel it like the promise of the sun on my arms when i'm driving. it's teasing me...summer is coming! get ready for it! 

4 comments:

Amy said...

Great photo, Dana! Great post too... yay for spring! :)

annaliese said...

that is a really beautiful picture!

I am so happy that you are hopeful and excited for the future--as you should be! so much is yet to happen in your life--so glad I get to see it unfold and watch you smile :)

yay for Spring!

Heather said...

I like your post :) You do have a way with words...I am very excited to see all that is to come for you!

...and, if I'm not mistaken, I think I remember when you took that picture...good times...

Amy said...

I just read your web address as "girl meet swords" instead of "girl meets words" & it reminded me of Palace Purple! lol! :) Oh the memories... Thanks for the well wishes, by the way. I appreciate it!