This spring has been out of sync.
It started early
Late on the sunny afternoon of February 21st
When I finished pruning my roses
Earlier than ever in my gardening history
I was thinking to myself.
I’m off to a great start.
I’ll actually get ahead of the weeds this year.
About that time I stepped on something in my path
And heard a pop as I went down.
My first broken bone – ankle
Was accompanied with the first use of my Medicare card!
Last week a month of this
On Thursday the next two generations arrived
For Easter weekend.
For obvious reasons
Ie 20 month old twins
Elliott, Kristina, Harper and Henry
Don’t come this way often
So I’m grateful they enjoy
An early spring visit
It’s especially fun that they get to join in
For the adventure of The Good News Easter Egg Hunt V.4.
I’ve not been able to do a single thing in my garden.
I thought I would after a few weeks,
But I was wrong.
Thankfully, my friends Carrie and Torry
Accompanied by Cassidy and Sloan
Came a few weeks ago
And cut back all the dead.
It tidied up the place nicely
Giving the green a better chance to spring out of the ground.
A little rain helped even more.
But it also fed the weeds.
And I do mean weeds – Henbit, Dandelions and PoAnna
Like I’ve never seen.
Fortunately, along with that Medicare card
None of the hundred plus people who came on Saturday
Mentioned the weeds.
Harper certainly didn’t notice as she made endless trips
Up and down the path
And in and out the garden house doors.
Henry didn’t care one bit about the state of the garden
As long as he had dirt to play in
And a birdbath to explore.
Thankfully twins seem to come with parents
Who are not overprotective
And let them be kids.
And speaking of kids
More than ever came this year.
Including the church’s new Girl Scout Troop
And their extended families
So what have I learned through it all?
What I all ready knew.
No one sees the weeds but me.
They are part of life
They are life.
And what a life it is.
We sat in the “squirmy section” of church
Rows of kids with parents
Midway through the worship service
The grandfather in front of John
Picked up Harper’s pacifier
And handed it back to John
With the knowing grin
Of the common bond of grandfather’s love.
Easter – Spring – Rebirth
God’s amazing love is all around.
Especially in the weeds.