I was in the backyard this weekend and spotted this speck of white in the grass.
Closer inspection showed that it was a tiny bird's egg. Not Rita the Wren's, I believe, because that nest was in the front part of the house.
A Cardinal egg, I'm hoping, as we have seen lots of red activity in our backyard the past week.
The egg made me pause and feel hopeful. As springtime often does. It's a time of renewal, fresh starts and faith. A time to re-invent yourself, if necessary. A time to take the plunge and get healthier and happier. A time to hope for the best.
We have many friends and family members who are struggling right now with various issues and the last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride.
To our family, some who are having serious trouble, we are thinking and praying for you all.
To our friends who are facing great challenges and uphill climbs, we are doing the same for you.
Life has so many unexpected twists and turns, some good, some not good.
All I know is without family and friends those twists and turns are hard to navigate.
May your week be as beautiful and as filled with peace as these flowers are that I received today from a very special friend. (thanks CM)
(I know, TBL is being serious, but not to worry. Mr. T is doing okay and we are
hopefully getting answers and results soon. He has valiantly been eating the high-in-iron stuff I've been putting before him (especially the steak, spinach and cantalope - thanks for that tip CG!). He is keeping activity level low - i.e. no tennis - much to his frustration. But he still goes and watches his buddies play and then joins them for the traditional after match visit to a favorite local hangout. )