I have never, never, NEVER looked forwards to the Spring time, ever.
However, I have got to say that three things have changed me in recent years and made me look forwards to it.
1 I got saved. God has a wonderful way of opening your eyes to things once unseen and giving you an appreciation for His creation, whether it is the human race or nature, whatever.
2 Home schooling Seán has helped me look forwards to Spring time. I know I have to teach him about the changing seasons, planting, growing etc and so while I am teaching him I am learning more about it myself, and enjoying it!
3 The good weather we have in April/May. It doesn't seem so long to wait for good warm weather if you know you are going to get it in April, which is, after all, just after February and March :-) June and July seem so far away, and let's be honest about it, some times the weather in these months is nothing to write home about.
So here I am, In January, looking forwards to our April Summer, where I can home school Seán outside, go to the park, go for walks, plant plants and eat outside with sun factor on!!! In the mean time, I have Niall's 50th birthday, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter to look forwards to, all before our Irish Summer!
This is what the back garden looks like now...
This is what it looks like in the Summer...
Sometimes this is where I have a few moments to myself...
This is me sitting out at the front of the house last spring relaxing while Seán worked on some of his books :-)
Seán working on one of his crafts out in the back garden.
A nice sunny St Patrick's Day!
Home schooling in the park, sunny if not very warm.
Seán and his friends in shorts playing out front in April!
So, what are you looking forwards to?