No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. And certainly not here in the Czech Republic!
Everywhere you turn right now it's a bucketful of color, with blossoms bursting out of every flower, plant, tree and bush. I can't drink in enough of its beauty!
And speaking of beauty, this morning I had the joy of seeing this honorary niece and her husband visiting from the States.
Lucy Rose and her family moved to Frydlant fourteen years ago to serve as missionaries with BMA (the Christian high school our kids attended), and she became one of Claire's dearest friends.
And ever so sweetly, somewhere along the way she began calling me "Aunty Connie", which I loved then and still love now! She and her husband live in Chicago, but are here for a friend's wedding right now. How happy I was to hug them and hear a little bit about their lives these days.
Though she's all grown up now, she'll always have a special place in my heart as one of my "nieces".
Oh God of all creation! What a beautiful spring day of wonder and delight. Thank you for your many gifts!