Wednesday, March 20, 2013

my first day of spring


surrounded by piles of snow and shivering sub-zero temps, we greet a new season. 

i'm reminded of a sometimes bitter truth. again. the lord is kind to keep reminding me! seasons can change, but your circumstance may be here to stay. the sun will still rise and set. you can wake with it or try to ignore it, but the days go on. and he is there.

our day began with a progress meeting for elijah's aba therapy. it was the best meeting we've attended so far. elijah was amazing! 
we see growth, we see joy, we see god's perfect design.

patrick took me to lunch. 
i had a naked burrito, but ordered "a burrito in a bowl with no tortilla" because i just can't say naked burrito. am i weird? or just modest?  
we talked about elijah, new music, shoes, friends and how blessed burritos are by cilantro rice.

after a whirlwind afternoon filled with errands, we collapsed for a fifteen minute nap before elijah arrived home from therapy. he was ready to rumble, praise jesus for that brief rest. 

my husband was sweet and made a hair appointment for me, smack during mealtime. he fixed dinner for himself and elijah. i enjoyed a head, neck and hand massage and a fresh trim from my sweet hairdresser. she even curled my hair.
refreshed, i took a little drive to enjoy the evening light. i was surprised to feel a smile creep up. the snow was so beautiful and peaceful in the setting sun. the cold felt energizing instead of painful. it's what i chose to see tonight. 

grateful for a lovely, ordinary day.
praying that tomorrow i will choose to see beauty again. 
welcome, spring!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely ordinary days are the best and I'm glad you had one. :) Hugs, friend!

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  2. Here's to modest ordering(you made me giggle), a thoughtful husband, and the first few days of spring! Have a blessed week Hannah!
    xo

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  3. Good Morning...Happy Spring! Hannah dear!

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  4. ahhhhh.....deep breaths.
    i needed this today.
    thanks, hon.

    also, i'm with you on the modest thing. i rip off the labels on the naked juice i drink every time. :)
    now i want a burrito.

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  5. 1. perfect.

    2. i want that hairdresser. ship her over.

    xxoo

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  6. Hooray for the blessing raining down on Elijah and you family :)

    It's not feeling very Spring-y here either but we must choose joy anyway huh!?

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  7. What a truly lovely day. And go hubs!! He's a keeper!

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  8. Very sweet husband. :)

    Lovely photo.

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  9. sounds like the loveliest day. happy spring. xo

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  10. This is all so sweet.
    Hannah, your blog is my daily devotion.

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  11. What a great day and a great husband. Happy day.

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  12. A hair appt during mealtime?!! Genius. Thank you for that idea, Patrick. And also? No one will hear naked burrito out of my mouth either. We're so modest. Love ya sweet lady! ALSO!! Praise Jesus for EG's progress. Hearing about it makes my heart rejoice.

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  13. I love that you can't say "naked burrito." That made me smile. :)

    I also love that you got a good report on your son and a little nap and a hair appointment and a grateful heart! Happy spring!

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  14. first, love your heart and you.
    second, what a perfect day.
    thirdly, what a great husband and daddy! so sweet of him!

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  15. "i'm reminded of a sometimes bitter truth. again. the lord is kind to keep reminding me! seasons can change, but your circumstance may be here to stay. the sun will still rise and set. you can wake with it or try to ignore it, but the days go on. and he is there."

    A to the men. He is always there.

    Those head massages are golden, aren't they!? I am SO calling in today for a hair cut appointment.

    Happy Spring, lovely Hannah! xoxo


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  16. You just put my whole wintery grey cold day into better perspective. Thanks for the pick me up! It's not too late for me to look for the lovely today...and maybe a fully clothed burrito tonight. :)

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  17. wow. thanks for those lovely words of encouragement as I, too, face the snow and bitter cold in this 'spring' season so far. LOL on the naked burrito.....you are a hoot, hannah! :)
    <3 <3 <3

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