As the winter fades, so do these bright memories of quiet, indoor life together as a family. That’s my favorite part of winter–the togetherness. Soon, their excitement to spring out the screen door to explore the woods in the sunshine will outlast any tantalizing treat I could conjure indoors, and why would I try? They’re growing, exuberant, vibrant, and can’t wait to have room to stretch and run and flourish outdoors. Spring is here, and the quiet peace that comes with winter is fading fast.
I hardly ever remember it while it’s happening, but there is a reason the Earth has a quiet season…to survive, to contemplate, and appreciate. That’s what the winter is for me. To huddle close, savor, and remember that every season is dear. The quiet moments are just as important as the loud ones. Grateful for our quiet season, but looking forward to see it go!