Sunday, March 20, 2011

new blossoms, new hope...


"Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Although Fall is my favorite season of the year,
Spring is my 2nd favorite,
or maybe it's tied for first -
I don't know...
but there is something
so powerful
so profound
about the way new life sprouts from the ground...
how new birth is all around.
one day the trees are barren and stripped from that season of gray,
the next it is bursting with new color and new life ~
and it causes me think about
that painfully beautiful process of metamorphosis -
and the hope that maybe i, too, am entering
a season of Spring in my own life -

and yet that season of gray has its place, its time and its purpose,
for without it the Spring wouldn't be so glorious...

and that very thing is what was on my mind today as i noticed
new spring blossoms on the bush in my front yard in place of those skeleton branches...

oh how I love when it something "new" emerges.

Tonight I am praying
for all of my friends
who are in the midst of a season of gray in their lives.
There are so many who are struggling right now...
so much loss this past year...
Oh how I am praying for this
cold dark season to pass,
and for them to be ushered into a
new season
of new life
and new beginnings.
My heart is hopeful.
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. " - Hal Borlan


  1. Oh, Bella, I join you in prayer for so many right now! The world seems in turmoil and so many are grieving loss in some way. Yet I love the quote...(simple and true) "no winter lasts forever, no spring skips it's turn". Beautiful words of hope and encouragement!
    Thank you for this beautiful post! xo

  2. I hear you! Spring is such a wonderful time of year after the cold winter. Love love love it!

  3. Ciao! Grazie! Congrats & so happy to hear baby #3 is on the way! Hope you have a great week! Great post & beautiful. I am going through a hectic time right now..hopefully it will end soon & turn happy. Hope everything settles down with you since you mentioned life is hectic too. Prayers for us both!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful again. Thanks for sharing.


  5. You summed up my feelings about Spring so perfectly.
    And your blog header....WOWSER! that is stunning.
    I could totally go for some chocolate cake right now?

  6. That was really, really lovely and so well-timed for so many.

  7. Spoken from the heart, beautiful quotes and photo. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  8. Oh friend, we track each we not? Our hearts are in sync, and I love that. So beautifully written. There's always room for hope.

  9. Beautiful post! Fall is my favorite as well, but Spring to bring a new sense of beginnings and healing :)

  10. Such a beautiful post, always you are ready with encouraging words. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Spring is a sign of hope, and re-birth, there is so much hope in our hearths and prayers that go out to all the people who are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually.

    They all need our prayers, and encouragements and you my dear are the "perfect" example of an "angel" in disguise who can really reach out to the ones that are "hurting" right now!

    Take care of yourself and don't over doo any kind of physical work, in your condition. I'm so happy for you. God Bless You!

  11. So glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! What a wonderful, positive spirit you have -- something the world needs more of. I'll be back for more.

  12. I also love spring and the hope for warmth it brings. The photo is beautiful.


  13. Wow! you are a mother of three...well you definitely look so young and pretty to even be married =)And did you take those pictures? they are beautiful!!! your blog reminded me of my previous blog that I happend to delete couple of years i miss those radom thoughts and taste of life being chronicled!!

  14. fall is also my favorite season, but spring is so welcome after this terrible winter!
    It does signal a type of rebirth which does make it a wonderful season too...
    Thanks so much for all that you do and how much you care...we do need your prayers

  15. Ooh, we do not have any beautiful blossoms yet here like that! Thanks so much for visiting on my SITS day!

  16. This is so beautiful. So glad I came across your blog.

    Check out my blog @

  17. Love your pics!!! I am following you from

  18. What a beautiful post, Bella! You bless my heart.

  19. Oh, what a beautiful post! Your blog is so heartwarming <3 So glad I came across this! Thank you:)

  20. What a gorgeous blog...and a gorgeous message. I'm glad to have found you, too :)

  21. The promise of Spring is what keeps me going during the 'bleak mid-Winter' ... you've put that hope of re-birth beautifully in your post! So positive and nurturing! Thank you for your prayers - let no one underestimate the power that prayer has!

  22. Spring always makes me smile :) I love your picture of the blossoms...gorgeous! I hope this spring is bringing wonderful things into your world.

  23. Spring is my favorite season. For all of those reasons you listed - and because of the cornucopia of fruits and vegetables it produces.

  24. What a beautiful post! I am truly in a season in a season of spring! My family is embarking on a new journey as we prepare for a move, and we are beyond excited about the blessings ahead. Thanks for the SITS day visit! I'm following you now. Love the blog!

  25. What a beautiful post and beautiful blog!

    Thanks for visiting me from SITS!

  26. What a gorgeous post!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

  27. This was such a beautiful post! Truly, this message of hope is exactly what I needed to hear today. It is such a better use of my time to imagine all the beautiful new things that can come into my life, than dwell on the frustrations that I can't change. Thanks Bella! :)

  28. Thank you for such a touching an beautiful tribute to Spring.

  29. I know you posted this in March but I find it very encouraging for just a time as this:D

  30. Hello,

    I'm new to your blog. Glad I found your blog. Such a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing!




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