During late winter, I am always impatient for spring to come. When it “finally” comes, I am always surprised by its beauty.

Comes happy Spring, like a maiden fair,
Quickly breathing the odorous air,
With grass-green robes, and round her hair
Apple and almond blooms, with care
Twisted and twined in a circlet rare…
And wherever she passes, morn or night,
All the broad earth smiles a smile of delight.

~J.J. Britton

Yes, I am quite late with my Thankful Thursday post but here in New Jersey it is still Thursday.

Here is today’s list (though not comprehensive) of what I am thankful for:

  1. Spring!
  2. My doctor who is taking good care of me (because I have yet another sinus infection)
  3. Dear friends who are taking on some of my tasks that I had scheduled to do this week
  4. My mom who cooked enough food to feed us for three days (I kid you not)
  5. Lent – a beautiful season to step back from the busy-ness of life and dive deeper into God’s message of love
  6. Time for prayer
  7. My kids and grandkids!
  8. My husband’s smile every morning

What are you grateful for?

Image above: Hellebore (Lenten Rose) flowers from my garden