It is the first of May, and though several snow piles of significant size yet remain, spring has assuredly arrived. Blades of vibrant green begin to appear over what lawn we still have after last fall’s well digging. The crocuses, dwarf irises, glory-of-the-snow, wood squill, and striped squill peek out their shy heads to ornament the flower gardens bordering the house foundation with their exquisite beauty. Most wildflowers will appear later, but already a few hawkweeds are in bloom.
Joyful anticipation is not limited to the soon-appearance of spring flowers. Mocha, too, will shortly have something to present. Her calf is due toward the end of the month. What is your vote? Will she have a heifer or a bull? Or will it be one of the combinations twins could bring?
But neither vernal verdure, nor clement climatic conditions, nor even the anticipation of a bovine birth is worthy comparing to an eager expectation in which every one of us partakes. A day is coming, perhaps very soon, when eager eyes will see, expectant ears will hear, and loving arms will cradle…
A NEWBORN BABY!
David and Erica’s baby is due to arrive in just a couple weeks. And it will not be long afterwards that a another little girl will enlarge our family once more. We join with Nathanael and Samantha in their joyful anticipation of that event in July!
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them…” Psalm 127:3-5a