Glorious Spring!

Spring on our Virginia farm has been glorious! To this Florida girl, it is beautiful to slowly watch everything come to life. Some trees literally blossom overnight. Everyday, there is a new color, shade of green or show of life that reveals itself. I love it here. I was reminded of a poem that Jonas and Evelyn memorized a couple years ago entitled “Spring” by William Blake. In this poem, it repeats, “Merrily, Merrily, to welcome in the year.” I never quite understood until now, how the new year relates to nature’s new year… the year beginning for plants and animals… and how in this newness of the world surrounding us, a sense of newness is revived in our souls. Awakening our wintry hearts by the warmth of the sun we find joy that God gives us in the simple beauty of His creation. I pray that you are celebrating the wonder of spring and welcoming in the new year in your heart, remembering anew that God is good!


Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight,
Day and night,
In the dale,
Lark in sky,–
Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little boy,
Full of joy;
Little girl,
Sweet and small;
Cock does crow,
So do you;
Merry voice,
Infant noise;
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little lamb,
Here I am;
Come and lick
My white neck;
Let me pull
Your soft wool;
Let me kiss
Your soft face;
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

By William Blake

One Response to Glorious Spring!

  • Tava says:

    Oh your words bring joy to my heart… and the beauty of God’s creation right there blooming in front of you is truly amazing… so refreshing, even more so, is the joy that is beaming from your children’s faces (and Ian’s too). Need to see momma too though. 😉 You are living a dream girl. It’s a treat to catch a glimpse of your world – clear across the country. Oh how it makes me miss you my friend… Please give hugs to each and everyone there… Praying for a fruitful new season for you guys and for all the patience and strength, too, as you meet this new chapter with your lovely grandma there with you (p.s. was that her on that tractor- you go Dee!) :)))
    We love you guys! Tave, Bri, Maddie Merrin & Hayden xoxoxoxoxoxxo