Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Signs of Spring
"Look Ma...Crocuses...those are signs of spring!!!"
We have been searching every day for more and more signs of spring, since spring has sprung.
Fa is so interested in the flowers and greenery in our neighborhood that she has even encouraged my husband to start planting all sorts of flowers with her....
We check them every day and they are growing so quickly.
Just like Fa.
It seems just yesterday she was a colicky infant and I was a post partum nervous wreck.
Now, oh boy! Now. She is the brightest sign of spring I could ever find in the garden. Being witness to her exploration of the world around her amazes me. She is so curious and bright. Into everything nature gives her, loving animals of all kinds and caring to all living things. Interested in the sunrise and sunset and the phases of the moon...I am in awe.
What has led her to this natural curiosity? Why has she grown so interested in nature and animals? She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Why? Where and when does she think about these things? How has her little mind developed into this thinking, caring, choice making, emotional being?
How did I get so lucky to be able to share in this exploration of hers?
I look forward to all of her discoveries and all of her hobbies and talents. I am amazed she has a preference for such great things.
As spring brings on warmer weather, my heart warms to my daughter's ongoing development. What was once so scary has become so wonderful. I will enjoy this season as I will enjoy the seasons that follow. Any length of time that enables me to experience my daughter's growth is as precious as beat of our hearts.