Front Porch and Sunshine

Oh, what a glorious two days! I opened my windows to let in fresh air and sunshine for the first time this year. The temperature rose into the low 70’s. I cleaned out my front garden and found coneflower stems coming to life. God gave me glimpses of coming months and my heart lifted with renewed hope.

Wednesday was a perfect day to arrange my porch for outdoor sitting. Then I decided to take a short walk around two of the condo units. With my arthritis getting more severe in my back, toes and ankles, I need to take it slow and work up to longer walks. Thursday I lengthened my walk to making a full circle around the condo community. I needed to sit when I returned, but both of those walks brought me joy!

I also spent several hours sitting at the table on the porch and wrote. I love writing outside! The time is coming when I can sit outside in the mornings and enjoy my tea while I write. Today and tomorrow God is bringing rain. It’s all right. I know rain is needed for spring to bring forth new growth with beautiful colors.

Yesterday I spent a lot of time enjoying the weather on my front porch. I sat quietly and rocked filling my heart with gratitude. I even colored for a little while, although the sun began to melt my colored pencils causing me to stop. I’ve been working on another picture in the Worlds Within Worlds book. It’s the Belongs To double page spread. One side of the tree is finished, and I hope to finish the left side today while skyping with my daughter. Then I can begin adding other colors. May your hearts be filled with love, joy, and trust in the Lord.