Waiting on Spring

Today, I noticed that the tulips near my mailbox have bloomed. I love it when the flowers emerge from the ground, bud, and then bloom as the petals open. There is such beauty in the refreshing spring growth. Things have been dormant and are now ready to begin anew again. I am always refreshed by spring and the buds everywhere. Even the buds on trees are exciting. Growth is occurring. These plants will transform right before our eyes. I live in Tennessee, which means we will even have flowering trees and bushes. Flowers are getting ready to abound…and you know what? I am ready!

I am ready for growth. I am ready for things to begin anew. I am ready for a new season. I am ready for the winter to end. I am ready for things to occur that may not, for I am also ready for COVID to be a thing of the past. I am ready for masks, signs about COVID symptoms, constant temperature checks, quarantining, sickness and death to be a thing of the past. I understand this will probably not occur right now, but I can wish right? Other things, meaningful things will also occur this spring and I shall embrace those things.

Flowers will grow, bud and bloom. Trees will bud, bloom and leaves will emerge. Bees will buzz, collect pollen and do what bees do and the cycles of life will continue. Children will grow, run and laugh. We need to do find ways to embrace the same mentality despite our circumstances. It has been a challenging year, but we each need to do what bees, flowers, trees, and children will do… we need to grow and emerge into our spring. I look forward to driving past playgrounds full of happy laughing children. That may not occur today, but hopefully soon. In the meantime, I shall enjoy spring as much as possible. And for me, I shall rejoice in the Easter Season. For He offered us the opportunity to begin again, even when life felt dark and bleak. I embrace the hope He provided and still provides every single day, it is a guiding force in my life. I hope you, likewise, can find this hope in your lives. Best wishes to you my friends. Enjoy your spring season.

Published by Dr. Cindy Freer Conley

Hello Friends! I am Dr. Cindy Freer Conley, and I am so glad you are here! It is so nice to "meet" you. I am entering the world of blogging for the first time, I hope you find these readings worthwhile, helpful and entertaining. I have spent my career in one role or another of the mental health and counseling world. I have worked in private practice and in schools settings. I hold a PhD in Exceptional Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I currently work in public education full time and adjunct part-time. I am a wife and the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of one young lady who is growing up way too fast. I didn't have all of the answers as a mother, although my kids would probably tell you I faked it often (I did). I don't have all of the answers now, but I do know so much more now than I did 27 years ago when I became a parent. I was a single mother for several years, and learned a lot about the unique struggles single parents face. I have spent time with great supports and time where I felt alone on my path - only to look up and realize I was never alone. We are all on a journey, enjoy the journey, but understand small changes on your part may make lasting impacts to someone else's journey.

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