In the middle of May and I find myself still raking Fall leaves and running the lawn mower over their crinkly souls. Just the thought that they are returning to the ground to help something else grow makes me not feel so slow in time. Might Winter be hiding and laughing around a corner of the house? Yes, she is and brings with her a gust of wind to send the leaves all scattered again. Will the farm catch up to Spring, just to find we should have already stepped in to Summer?
The grass is getting cut once a week. The trees limbs are almost heavy with leaves, barely able to remember their non-dressed days. One Maple tree held on to her old self, refusing to let go of last year. Grudgingly she allowed Spring to give her the Summer attire. Her leaves try to stay in crevices, under large stones, and pile upon new growth, taking over the new life a plant wants to display.
This tree is among many on our farm, but she helped me realize that I need to let go of past memories that bring me down. Let them fall away, and really remember all the precious memories of our family and being together. Welcome in new life and step forward with a smile. We have been blessed and have more blessings yet to arrive. The Lord Jesus is in my heart, but how would anyone know if I do not shed my anger, and sadness, and present JOY, Trust, Hope, which strengthens my Faith in HIM.