Tulip Envy.

This is the scene that I woke up to this morning. I was not happy. In fact, I turned to my husband and said, “We need to get the *%!$ out of Maine.” And I am pretty sure I meant it. Now, I have always loved Maine. It is where I chose to live … and it has served me well. But I think enough is enough already. I need less winter.

Sure, thanks to global warming, our winter did not begin until January. But when there are tulips in Connecticut and apple blossoms in our nation’s capital … the last thing I want is another snow storm. I am suffering from tulip envy … as well as a now-tempered “spring fever”. I need to smell the mud again before I go mad!

Halis and I have been very seriously considering moving within a year or two … but that is for another post…

As for now, it looks like we are due to get another 5-8 inches of snow by tomorrow night. I just found this out on tonight’s evening news. Prior to learning this, I had every intention of writing a lovely post about the wonderful benefits of enjoying one’s cousins. It was to be a reflection on my own unique relationships to my beloved cousins as well as a discussion about Isaac’s newly formed relations to his own cousins. I promise, it was going to be lovely … pictures and all… But I just could not wrap my head around beautiful and lovely thoughts tonight.

Well, that was until I tried to crawl into bed … and this is what I found …

The three “men” in my life were all sharing the bed together … looking content as can be … and I thought some most “lovely” thoughts … the loveliest of which was regarding how incredibly blessed I feel when I remember that I am completely surrounded by love.



P.S. Thanks to Fiona for a wonderful phone conversation today. You made a gloomy day feel so much brighter. I am blessed by your friendship.

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.