Friday, May 20, 2011

When Seasons Change {5 Minute Friday}

We are entering a new season*.

A new season of life.

The world is bursting forth in color and song.

Inside my heart is bursting.

Last spring we were mourning.

I trudged through, going through the motions, of a new season not feeling the energy, the renewal of it.

This season we rejoice.

We stare at baby legs chubby and round, kicking the air, beating into our hearts.

We relish in the change of the season, not just of the world around us but in us.

We have entered a new season of life. We are back to the baby stage. Midnight feedings, early morning cuddles. Warm breathe on your neck as she sleeps on your chest.

I almost, for a second mourned the season we had lost. Two mobile, active, verbal children. No more naps, no more schedules. The ability to take off and go without a bag or a plan.

It only lasted a second.

One look into those big beautiful (magical) eyes and it was all erased. I remembered what true mourning was, and true love.

My heart swelled and my eyes brimmed with tears, it’s a new season.

A new season indeed.







Linked up with the Gypsy Mama’s 5 minute Friday, Prompt: When Seasons Change. Write for 5 minutes, Just write, no editing. (confession, I do backspace, it’s habit as I type...two steps forward three back, I can’t stop it, I am working on it. Other than that it’s as is, oh I added links...in case your new here)






*and I have so many beautiful pictures I would share, but my computer died. Pray for a speedy recovery or replacement! What is a blogger without a computer?

8 comments:

Eli said...

I'm glad you have moved in and through the season of mourning and onto a new season. What a gift that the season always eventually changes.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new season. We're working on starting our new season too. :)

Julie said...

It's amazing to see that no season lasts forever...things are always moving. It's great to know that we can look back and see a season for what it was. I can appreciate and related to your words about almost ready to mourn the season you were in so used to your active children, but that you are ready for this new season to begin. I'm excited for you!

Julie said...

It's amazing to see that no season lasts forever...things are always moving. It's great to know that we can look back and see a season for what it was. I can appreciate and related to your words about almost ready to mourn the season you were in so used to your active children, but that you are ready for this new season to begin. I'm excited for you!

Shell said...

What a wonderful new season!

hope your computer can get fixed!

She Marks In Red said...

Baby season is exhausting, I'm sure, but oh so wonderful! Congrats on being there!

Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

What a wonderful season to be in. *hugs*

ros said...

I am so happy for you and just wanted to share that your words are much what i've been thinking/trying to digest lately. We lost a baby last year in March, followed by several months of complications and illness for me. So last Autumn (for us...spring for you!) wasn't too memorable for us and I was a bit scared of this Autumn.
But then we found out at the end of March that we were pregnant and it has been a terrifying few months being scared to trust that all will be ok, but we just got to a stage where I feel that I can trust as much as anyone else can, so it all feels so different from last year.
I too have the fears of saying goodbye to this time of relative easy-ness of having 2 who're approaching independence (to some degree...at 3 and a half and 5), but then i think of all the magic of a new person and feel so excited.
I've enjoyed reading and relating to your journey...it's a special thing not to feel alone in those feelings that most (luckily) couldn't even begin to understand.
Thanks!

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