You wake up to birds chirping and woodpeckers pecking… or better yet, your 4 year old wakes you and asks, “What in the world is that sound?” as she climbs in the bed with you at 6 am.
Your children’s noses have suddenly become spigots that gush boogers on full blast as allergies set in. Nothing you do can turn off the spouts that seem to be stuck in the “on” position.
Your children bring you big bouquets of “flowers” aka dandelions that you immediately put on display on your mantle for everyone to enjoy.
You see buds on all the trees in gorgeous pinks, reds, whites, and purples. They pop against the backdrop of the blandness that had set it throughout the winter.
You start getting antsy about wanting to plant your garden. You know that this year is going to be your year! St. Phocas the Gardener, pray for us!
Your children go outside to play only to come back inside shortly after complaining that the 65-70* weather is just “sooooooooo hot out there!” You send them back out to run, jump, play, breathe in the fresh air, and give you a much needed break as well.
Mother Nature decides to drop another 6-12 inches of snow on you just to make you keep guessing when spring will really begin.
(I apologize on behalf of all of us enjoying 80* weather if this is your forecast for today!)
Michelle Fritz is a daughter of God, a cradle Catholic, a Georgia peach, a devoted wife of almost 30 years to amazing husband Mike, and an eclectic homeschooling mother to eleven living children. She has experienced the loss of 16 babies in her call to be open to life, but knows that God is always loving and always gracious. She and her husband know that they have an army of Saints already in heaven!
In addition to her vocation as wife, mom, and homeschool teacher she also holds a Masters in Theology and has recently taken on the role of Youth Minister for both the middle school and high school groups at her parish.