Tis the Season!

Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17 (NKJV)

From the moment I crossed the threshhold this morning on my way to the car my eyes begain to water incessantly. No biggie. I'm used to it, I just work around it. 

Spring knows how much I  look forward to its arrival; how much joy and hope it brings. Spring knows I can't live without it; that I get revived by the new life it brings. Spring knows I am crazy about it and that, in spite of the physical havoc it can wreak, I just can not stay away!

I know I have said before that I am not an outdoors girl, and in a camping, hiking, bugs and critters, squatting in the bushes kind of way, that's true (picture Vicki in The Parent Trap and there you have it!). Even so, I adore being out in the spring. I crave the feel of the sun's warmth seeping through my pores and spreading deep down to the marrow; warming me from the inside. Pardon the cliche, but in that moment I feel like I am one with the universe! (I so wish there was a way to say that that didn't sound so... well... like that sounded! LOL!)  So yeah, nothing compares that feeling. It's like a bear hug from God Himself.

However, like all things in life, there is a price to pay for "oneness with the universe..." Spring also brings some not so beautiful things such as itchy watery eyes, scratchy throat, and sinus drama. Of course there are drugs I can take for all that and when it gets to be too much I do. The bottom line is, it is so worth the price of admission just to be a part of the beauty of springtime; to be a part of the renewal all around. To hear the birds sing a new song, see the bees at work (as long as they don't get on me that is!), and smell the freshness of plants and flowers in bloom - how can anyone stay inside and miss all that?

Maybe it is because of the harsh winter we had, but whatever the reason, I have an  even greater appreciation for spring this year in spite of the love-hate relationship we share. I mean, so what it I am afraid to touch the car door handle that is coated with pollen (not good because I am always touching my face)? Who cares that tears spontaneously start to stream down my face at the precise moment I choose to smile back at dude in the car next to me? What does it matter that some days I would prefer to leave my nose on the nightstand to until some time in summer? For me, the positives of spring far outweigh the negatives.

So, look for me on the road this weekend - headed no place in particular. I'll be the one with the sunroof and windows open, hair blowing in the wind, music blasting, and eyes watering -soaking in the beauty of the season that I love. Happy Spring All!