Saturday, April 2, 2011
Where have I been? Why to see the queen of course!
It is finally April.. I love spring, I love thinking about spring and knowing its on its way. Winter, this year especially, has not been very good to me.
This year winter decided to thoroughly kick my butt, I lost my friend, I became a sloth, gained ten pounds ( ok, so it's closer to fifteen SHUT UP!), I lost my blogging mojo and, just for kicks, old man winter broke my tree.
That tree was the first thing I fell in love with about my house. When I was getting myself ready to buy a house and riding around looking, from the outside, this house caught my eye because of that tree. It was beautiful, it was perfect. It's some kind of flowering pear that is perfectly round and amazing. I loved it. When Mo decided this house felt like home I was so happy, because of that tree.
I kept thinking that I wanted to take pictures of my beautiful tree in each season and frame them and hang them on the wall in my living room. I loved that tree.
I live in Utah, where snow is fluffy and light, it's almost fun to shovel because it's like fairy dust. Ok that was a little over the top, but you get the picture.
This year, we got a heavy, wet, hateful snow. I woke up in the morning and thought we had six feet of snow because my beautiful tree was touching the ground. I ran to the garage and opened the door to, at the most, six inches. What the hell?
I looked at my tree, my beautiful perfect tree and found it broken. Every branch, except the one directly in the middle of the tree, was bent to the ground under the weight of that snow. I started shaking branches, to free my tree of this heavy demon and that is when I discovered it was broken.
My tree has become a symbol for this winter, everything has been cold, lonely and broken, with burdens too heavy to bear. Just when I thought winter was going to last forever, my great nephew was born. Noah came into the world on the first day of Spring, and like all babies, brings with him the hope of a brighter day. Welcome to the world Noah, we are so very glad you are here. Just one more reason to love Spring.