Friday, March 6, 2009


What a beautiful sight this morning as we were leaving the house for today's rad appointment.... my rose bush is sprouting newborn leaves!

Anybody that knows me will attest to the fact that I am a winter girl. Born in late January and raised in New York with lots of winter white, I adore the cold, the snow, and the unknowns of winter weather.

As much as I love the winter, I also love the spring, especially THIS spring. The renewal of life after the harsh cold is so fascinating. Sleeping plants stir to life with expanded, warmer days, and share their new life with the world.

So it is with every spring but THIS spring has renewed meaning.

It was in the cold harshness of winter that cancer stepped into our lives. Darkness comes earlier in the throes of winter and so it did with Tim's cancer diagnosis -- darkness came and seemed to consume us. But now, just as the evidences of spring begin to stir, so stirs our hope ~ the hope of life renewed.

As Tim's radiation appointments are nearing their conclusion, our hope is renewed that all will be well. Just like spring renews nature, we want for the same renewal ...welcome spring.
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


Dotti said...

Hi Retta, Just visited your Mom in the hospital today and did some therapy with her, I'll probably be sore in the AM. Just wanted to let you know my heart goes out to you and Tim and your family. My prayers are with you. Your Mom says she misses keeping up with your blog, so I'm printing it out for her on the days she will miss. She doesn't know it yet, it's a surprise. You take care my girl and I know you are keeping the faith!

Dotti said...

Oh, and I can see this blog is a kind of therapy for you and this is a good thing..

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Spring does bring with it light, hope, and faith that even the darkest days will be filled with light again. We are glad that the treatment days will be ending soon, and we'll be praying that they've been successful. We love you.

Coopers said...

I love spring, gives me new hope as well...everyone needs to have hope in their lives to be able to carry their burdens. Your family is blessed by you and Tim, you give them the much needed hope they need! :)