Speaking of popping up, violas and pansies are my favorites. I couldn't resist buying a pot of violas for the front porch.
And I think I've finally, FINALLY succeeded in getting some Lily of the Valley to grow along the fence in the backyard. Much of what was transplanted there last year is coming back!
In a world that is so distressed, the rebirth that occurs in spring is a beautiful message of hope. Speaking of the word hope, someone recently shared with me an acronym for the word: Hold On, Pain Ends.
While there are certainly times when I find myself succumbing to feelings of despair for what the world is suffering, I'm encouraged by miracles, large and small, that have happened in my life and in the lives of people around me. There's always, always hope for rebirth.
To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have travelled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future. May we learn to remember everything that God has done in our lives. ~~ Pope Francis