May!! We celebrate a new month....one of seeing a fresh new life poking thru the earth, budding on trees and shrubs and watching temperatures melt the last of the piles of snow. I relish going outdoors without having to wear a jacket.
Also Mother's Day comes along and I felt the sheer joy of being a Mother to three amazing men. And then feeling the crushing sorrow of missing Mom this first Mother's Day without her.
May!! The smell of BBQ. The smell of the smoke from a campfire. The smell of a spring shower.
May!! "'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers."
- Thomas Hood