What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Wandering Heart


A little secret about me is that I don't actually go outside in winter, if I can help it.  I stay holed up inside willing the winter away right from the beginning.  If I MUST, I bring wood in; if I MUST, I take out the garbage; if I MUST, I survive the walk to the car to get groceries or go to church.  But only if it is an absolute necessity.  It isn't that I don't love to be outside.  It is only that I don't love to be cold.  In fact, I rather hate it.

Needless to say, spring can never come soon enough for me.  March is a particularly hard month to endure.  I am constantly on the lookout for some sign- some hint that spring is coming again.  The first redwing blackbird call.  The first crocuses.  The first beating of returning wings from Canada. The first rusty red belly on the lawn.  I heard the first peeper song yesterday!

 It all makes me ridiculously happy.

From now on, it will hard to keep me INSIDE. 

We have gone exploring every day since the the crocuses popped.  We took Skeeter the pony with us and tied him up at the edge of the woods.  He liked that.  Ruby the dog, too, loves our adventures.  The other day Judah climbed up on top of a forest stonewall and just screamed at the top of his lungs.

It was glorious.  Just exactly the right thing to do.



Terri said...

It's good to know that I'm not alone. I feel like I've been stuck in this house since November. This is the first week that I've actually felt the desire to go outside. Today is going to be 70.

Julian said...

Here in Texas things are different. I have lived part of my childhood in Minnesota,some in Washington,and some in Idaho. Spring is such a welcome sight after so many long and cold days,isn't it? I think your walk was just the thing,for the kids,and for you;)!. Christina

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. Seeing Judah do as you described put a big smile on my face!
Connie in CA

Julie Wineman said...

Such beautiful photos!!

...they call me mommy... said...

Just gorgeous! I actually caught my breath on a few of these!!! They are just soooo beautiful, Rebecca! :)

beth said...

favorite post EVER

...and you know from all my previous gushing that that's saying an awful lot!

b (feeling rather swoonily vicarious) in va

Riahli said...

Wonderful pictures. This makes my heart long for property that my kids could run around on and explore. What a wonderful place you have! We have lots of fun places to go and explore here in the NW, but it would be so nice if it was right out the back door! :)

Abigail said...

These are beautiful photos.

By the time I post my spring photos, it'll probably be summer! Maybe I'll just not bother and meander over here to look at yours instead. They are absolutely stunning.

(You can guess this, I'm sure, but I love Adele's determined lower lip as she scales the stone wall.)