Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dear February

{the view from my evening walk/run around the fairgrounds}

2 years ago, I went into February writing a post called "Heartbreak".  Last year, I wrote about how I wished I could skip this time of year all together and have it just be Spring.

This year, 2 years after the hardest February of my life (okay, the hardest month of my life), I have a totally different attitude.

This February is a new beginning.

And I realized that today God answered the prayer I prayed this time last year:  "I'm ready for sunshine and warm breezes, driving with the windows opening and watching my daffodils bloom."

Today, despite the fact that it is still winter, it was 60+ degrees here in PA.  I drove home with the windows down.  My daffodils are poking up from the ground.  The sun was shining.  I went for a walk/jog in weather warm enough for capris.

God provided a little dose of Spring, and I pretend He did that just for me. (you're welcome, everyone)  He did that just to remind me that He is always doing a new thing, that He is making streams in the deserts and granting me a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Thank you, Lord.  Thank you for being faithful to answer prayers in YOUR perfect timing.  Thank you for glimpses of Spring, reminders of You, and NEW BEGINNINGS.  

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Weirdly enough, when I rolled down my windows yesterday, it reminded me of you, and that prayer!