Sunday, February 21, 2010

WOW! It's February 21 already.....

I can't believe how fast the time has been flying by.
We have had a beautiful weekend-mid 60s....early bloomers are opening up....birds are chirping...despite what many people have been thinking, there will be an end to the winter weather and spring will come soon enough. We do still have snow laying around on the north side of everything, but I expect it will be gone after this week.
What better way to celebrate the new birth of upcoming Spring than to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season this week with a meaningful Ash Wednesday service. The leading up to Easter seems like a long time, but yet it really isn't. It is a time to contemplate all things spiritual with a renewed outlook and focus.
Another way we are celebrating the new birth of spring 2010 was by going to a baby shower for my niece Ginny yesterday. There is a new baby girl coming in March and we are excited to welcome her into our family-she will be the SIXTH birthday in March in our immediate family. There is just something about March!
My baby turns 20 March 14th! That in iteself is a milestone that I've been contemplating for several weeks now. He will be hitting the half way point through college in May.
My other baby is beginning the final "stretch" before college, college applications, deadlines, essays, deadlines, campus visits, decisions, scholarships, busy, busy, busy....
My family is approaching many crossroads in the next couple of years. While life is a series of crossroads, some seem more monumental than others.
Gee, I'm feeling profound today.......

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