I’ve had sparse glimpses of the sun since spring began to rain-ily make its way into my life. When I do find those precious moments of warmth, I will desperately journey to some hidden park or trail. My favorite spot: Judson Bottom Road. The pairing of winding road with the tree-lined river quenches my wanderlust. I stick my hand out the car window and ride the wind with my fingers. Its a simple quest, but I delight in it all the same.
I suppose, I will always have a hankering for adventure driven by my hopes and longings. I tend to think the grass is greener or at least presume there is more grass somewhere else. Though, each day I’m grounded or humbled by the beauty I see in front of my eyes. I know so many life-giving people here where God has planted me and I don’t want to leave quite yet. I’ve discovered there is wisdom in contentment and growth in stability. I never plan to lose my curiosity for life but I do plan to be thankful and fruitful no matter where I exist or as Thoreau so eloquently put it, “to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.”
A good friend from college (Stephanie Christensen) invited me to create a design with the words, “Here We Grow” inspired by the bible verse:But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. ―2 Peter 3:18.
Below you will find the results. I cherish these words and plant them. They relate well to this season of spring, new life and growth.