By bdougherty36, May 14 2019 06:05PM
Spring is my favorite season on our farm. Everywhere you look is lush green and new life springs from the fresh, new growth on the lavender plants and flower gardens surrounding the farmhouse to the bluebirds and robins building their nests in the birdhouse and pine tree outside our kitchen window. The heady fragrance of the lilacs in bloom by the porch bring me back to my Iowa childhood home where a long hedge of them grew beside our backyard where I loved to play and explore. Daffodils shout joy with their brilliant yellow show in the borders and I can't help but linger near them hopeful of all the promise of the garden that has yet to awaken. How can I not shout for joy and offer humble gratitude to my Creator with them?