Grandma Mary gave us this lovely little basket of spring.  It sits in our sunny kitchen and keeps Mia and I company while we eat breakfast every morning.  Mia delights in counting the number of new blooms each morning and carefully moistens the soil with her water-filled spray bottle.

This basket, along with warm days and melting snow, remind me that our world is waking up. Our long winter sleep is nearly over; soon we will stand, stretch, and feel the sun on our skin once again.

Waking up, having survived a long hard season, is a reward in itself.  We made it!  Spring is almost officially here, and for this, I couldn’t be happier.

Tomorrow is Two-Surprise Tuesday, and one of Mia’s surprises is opening her closet to her new spring wardrobe.  I can hardly wait.

Happy spring!