"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Time of Singing

For, lo, the winter is past, and the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing is come.                                                                                                   Song of Solomon 2: 11-12
We had the first day of spring a couple weeks ago, but I only felt its arrival today.

I spent the morning in sunshine on my folks' couch, listening to my mom’s laughter as she read me the funnies from the morning paper.  My dad sat next to me and we made eye contact with raised eyebrows as we tried to understand her humor.

“I’ve never been a funnies person”, I said. "I never understand them." At that, I made my mom laugh harder.  My dad joined her.

I sat just a bit longer, enjoying my morning coffee and savoring the tender moment…in the sun; in the home of my youth.

I received a text from my son, there was a song in his heart and he wanted to share it:
And it's a great day to be alive, I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes. There's some hard times in the neighborhood, but why can't every day be just this good". :)
Cowboy's Fountain
Ahhh, big fat sigh!  Life is ok.  A time of singing has come for him, as well.

A bit later, I asked Matt if he wanted to take a run to Sandpoint with me. The sunshine today was glorious, spending as much time as possible in it after all the rain, a necessity.  I had seen something at a store there on my last visit.  Today, I decided I must have it.  And a drive in the sun would feel good.

My cowboy's fountain! I absolutely love it!  Listening to the fountains at my folks’ neighbors convinced me it was ok for this little splurge.  After all I don’t splurge a lot.

While there, I also picked up all my garden seeds…YES!  They had Walla Walla and Boston Pickling!  Every thing I need! I can't wait to plant; but "I'm gonna wait 'til the snow is off that old mountain."
A phone call for Matt came during the drive home...company announced their plans.  He would have someone to ride with today, and he would give a lesson on the new mare to a buddy's siblings. So perfect - Julie brought smiles to every face. 

Skeeter Bug
Skeeter, you knucklehead; you are not for the beginner…But oh, how I love you!!

The afternoon also brought a surprise visit from someone we love. He assured us of his love for us, and as always, he reminded us of His love - Our friend's visit brought a beautiful Easter blessing, but a bit of sadness, too.  How I love this family!  I sensed just a bit of knowing, I recognized maybe just a tinge of sadness from him, too. It is life; I am thankful for their friendship.                                     

Later as things settled down, I walked around my yard, soaking in the warmth of the afternoon. Checking my flower beds, brought a reminder. I planted bulbs last fall!!  I had completely forgotten and I had been too busy to notice. Neither did I remember what I had planted. But for the moment, I'm kind of glad I didn't remember about the new bulbs until now. Remembering them - the pleasant surprise - seemed appropriate for today.  I will soon have a multitude of surprises this spring, and lots of joyful splashes of color to remind me of life’s cycles; as well as all of life’s little offerings. 

A time of singing has come...and just in time.

Happy Resurrection Day!

"Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said...."
Matthew 28: 6

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!


  1. I felt the same way... that Saturday was the TRUE first day of spring. We mostly ran errands, but what a lovely day to be out and and about. In the evening we had grilled hamburgers, for the first time this season. Yes, I think the "time of singing" has finally come to north Idaho!

    Love the cowboy fountain. What a great addition to your yard.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post, Mrs. Conner! :)

    Of course I'm going to love the fountain and also the picture of Skeeter. :P Sounds like you had a great Easter Sunday..the weather was absolutely perfect for such a day. And I agree..taking a drive on a sunny afternoon..especially to Sandpoint....perfect :)