April has arrived and I can feel a shift of energy. Patio furniture is placed outside. The yard is cleared of debris from winter storms. Walks in the woods become part of the daily ritual. The process of cottage building begins as my husband heads north with the first load of supplies to be placed in our newly rented storage unit.
School is two months away from being complete for the year. Track meets start this week. Yet, Middle School will soon be a thing of the past. A teenage driver with a job will be the new norm. Yoga Teacher Training is now the focus, as I learn to mother myself.
A feel a sigh of relief as I breath out. Pent up pressure is released as fresh air from open windows filters into our home. This is spring. The start of new beginnings, as crocus’ push their way towards the light.
Just as a flower has waited to bloom when the warmth and light return, so too have I lingered in darkness only to be ready for spring when it so easily and effortlessly arrives.
Susan J. McFarland
April 7, 2019