Friday, April 10, 2009

More Glorious Than Spring...

In the springtime nature holds so many magical things! Birds make their appearance and begin to whistle their happy songs; trees burst open with flowers full of color and new life and in a short span of time the flowers fade and petals are blown by the wind, giving the ground below them the appearance of snow. Suddenly the trees turn into statues that are colored in the greenest of greens. Plants spring from the ground in their excitement to live. Each day is breathtaking; each day a gift.

....and so it is with healing. Although not as glamorous as the displays of spring, healing is breathtaking, it is a gift and it is magical!
Tim and I both have experienced the breathtaking, the gift and the magic.
Sometimes magic takes time -- the very thing you don't want to give. Time is a precious gift and one that should be savored...except that in the face of healing, time feels too long. But as surely as the glories of spring follow the bitter cold of winter, healing follows damage.

...and so it is with Tim. The day he asked about "testing the waters" by driving again it was as if a new tree had flowered! It was the day that life was shaken awake again. In his sleepy slumber the world changed from winter to spring and spring is soooo welcome! In his awakening Tim has attended 4 sessions of General Conference and the Priesthood Session (all via satellite, of course!), he has driven and he rode to Louisville and back with me to pick up young Tim and Lisa. Tonight we will go to the University of Kentucky Art Museum to see the Excavating Egypt display that is there. And at the end of next week Tim is going to try to go back to work (part time) again! All of these things are firsts as Tim makes a come back that I think is more glorious than spring!

9 comments:

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

What some glorious moments for you to share! Time is our greatest friend and our worst enemy at times it seems. Hopefully spring in nature and the arrival of Tim's "spring" will be just what you need.

Marissa said...

It is so absolutely amazing to see things get better for your family. What great things are happening!

the Strong's said...

I am so glad to hear Tim is making progress during the healing phase and is doing well. Spring is a wonderful thing!

Debbi said...

We so appreciate your taking the time to keep us updated on all of Tim's "Firsts" in this new beginning for him and the entire family. It must be an amazing feeling for each of you!! How is/did the visit with Tim (younger) and Lisa going/go? The girls are so creative, wonder where they might get that from? hahaha
When you are alloted a bit of time, please keep us (meaning Bill, myself and everyone else who are lucky enough to be in your life).

Debbi said...

ooops, forgot to finish that last sentence lol lol lol
When you are alloted a bit of time, please keep us updated. I know that I appreciate the time that you take to keep us informed!!!!!

Dotti said...

Oh what good news on Tim's progress and I bet he just feels like his life is being renewed as is the Springtime. Your Mom is home and keep can up with your blog for herself now, so my job is done, for now anyway. God bless.

amaree said...

I'm glad to hear thigns are getting better little by little. Makes me glad :)

by the way- that second photo of flowers... what are they? And are they incredibly fragrant, like cloves? We used to have a bush in our back yard of a house we rented that smelled divine in the spring, just like cloves, and I'm dying to know what it was...

Loretta Valenta said...

Amaree ~ they ARE incredibly fragrant but I don't know what they are called either!!!!! I would love to know though! :)

Patty said...

We are keeping you in our prayers for continued progress!!