Leaving Winter

Recovering from brain surgery is no joke. It’s been a lot tougher than I expected. I’ve not much made it out of bed over the past few weeks that I’ve been home. It’s easy for things to get dark when that’s the case, and add on this pandemic and the quarantine we are under, it doesn’t take long for things to feel like they’re closing in around me.

Today I managed to get up and go outside for a few minutes. My goal was simply to refill the birdseed at my window. The birds that come sit and peck at my window are such a beautiful source of joy to me. As I made my way through the backyard though, I noticed something. All around me, little colorful buds were standing proud on the trees and poking up from the leftover scraps of last year’s leaves. It took me by surprise. I guess in my sickness and discouragement, I forgot that Spring was coming. But just like the fluff starting to grow on the bald half of my head, new sprouts could be seen almost everywhere I looked!

I know a lot of people are feeling sad and scared and overwhelmed right now, so maybe that’s what we all need a reminder of. After Winter, Spring always comes. No matter how cold or how dark, those beautiful buds find their way back to meet days filled with sunshine. We may not know how long this hard time will last, but don’t forget the new beauty that is coming. It will be here. The hard Winter always forges the toughest stems and most beautiful blooms. Don’t forget to look for them.

New hair sprouts!

Please leave me a comment, it lets me know you’re listening!

16 thoughts on “Leaving Winter”

  1. Hannah, you are still beautiful inside and out, no matter what they do to you or your hair. Your sense of awe at the newness of spring is certainly is a blessing to me, and I know to others. It is a time of unprecedented angst for the whole world at the same time, and it certainly tells me that God is wanting our individual and national attention. I am trusting that many more will come to see and know Him through this. And while we endure our social isolation, may you feel warmly blessed by God and all who know and love you, including me.!!!


  2. You look beautiful!!! I want Spring! It hasn’t arrived here yet. Thank you for the reminder of God’s schedule and Plan. I love you!


  3. You are such a strong and amazing woman. Your outlook on life leaves me inspired. Good luck on your new journeys. Praying for you!!!🙏🙏🙏


  4. Hey Miss! I was worrying about you and now here you are looking beautiful and reminding us to look for the positive. You never ceases to amaze me. I’m thankful to see your face and read your words. What craziness life can be!!!


  5. Hannah you are looking good! Going outside and relaxing in nature always makes me feel better, glad you took time to enjoy. Praying healing prayers for you.


  6. Hannah,
    You are an inspiration to us all. Hopefully everyone is slowing down and noticing the arrival of Spring. Seeing the brightness and colors that nature brings. I have enjoyed listening to the birds returning to the area with their cheerful songs.
    Good luck with your recovery. Little steps added each day will help you get your strength back.


  7. You never cease to amaze me, Hannah !! God gave you so many trials and tribulations because He also gave you such strength, grace, and eloquence to relay your beautiful soul to the rest of us. ((HUGS))


  8. Neighbor! I’m so glad you are doing well
    After surgery. I can’t get over how beautiful you are without, I presume, any makeup. You are something to behold. I too am enjoying this Spring on a whole other level. Renewal, cleansing…revealing truth and precedence. Life on Earth is throwing all the punches. You are a pillar of strength, an inspiration. I send you my most genuine strength, love and support, just as you have sent yours. God bless you and yours this Easter season. ❤️


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