Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Welcome March



Dear March

The anticipation of your arrival has been met with great relief as you came in as meek as a lamb instead of a lion. When I awoke this morning the sun was shinning, the air clean and crisp and the hope you brought with you felt endless. Like an old friend I rushed to open my door to you, opened my windows so each room could feel your wonderful presence. I am so happy to see you again, it seems forever since I wrote my name next to yours.

This afternoon I spent walking on your melting snow, following the tiny rivers of water as it made its way through slopes and crevices of our sidewalks. I rushed home from an appointment so I could spend even more time with you before the sun went down. So welcome back and may you remain meek and mild for the few weeks you are here........you have not always been so pleasant to live with.

Enjoy this wonderful month of March my friends, it is a sign of so many wonderful things to come....St. Patrick's Day, Easter and oh yes......Spring.

God Bless you all.........many, many hugs:-)


74 comments:

Denise said...

Such a lovely post, filled with God's beauty.

cinner said...

A beautiful post Bernie, our minds were appreciating the same things today. I like that you wrote a letter and love the photo.

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

:)

Happy March!! So, I invented a new greeting today... :)

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Ohh.. I don't know why u were not able to open the site. The other way is : Go to my blog. Go to Archive section. In January , u will find a post 'An Open letter to my son'. Click on it. Hopefully it will work.. :)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It's sunny and bright here ... for a change. Yes ... we have March too, albeit still a little cold.

God bless you Bernie.

jinksy said...

Humph! And another candle on my birthday cake, eventually. Did you have to remind me? LOL !

Bernie said...

Denise, I am getting excited as we grow closer to Spring and yes today was filled with God's beauty. Such a wonderful day...Hugs

Bernie said...

Cinner, we were on the same page today for sure.....March will be our best month ever......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gaurav, Happy March to you my friend and I'll go along with your inventing a new greeting as I love all things happy......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gaurav....I found it and thought it was a lovely post....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, our weather has been amazing for this time of year. We usually are still deep in winter so I am enjoying every second.
God Bless you my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

jinsky, I love that you sound so happy over another birthday. I think its lovely and would love to share it by toasting to you "May you be as happy throughout this year as you have made all of us" with your wonderful post and then we could share a piece of diabetic cake..yum.....:-) Hugs

Madison said...

Love the foot warmer in the previous post. I'm going to have to buy one of them for my husband. This could solve all conversations about the temperature in the house. Yes, welcome to March.

anne h said...

Spring!
Here's a silly little joke for you.
What is a soldier's favourite day?
March 4th!
(March forth)

Brian Miller said...

love where you talk about following the little rivers of melting snow...nice. hope its here to stay....

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie,
You are making me feel so good with your enthusiastic post. You seem to have a spring in your step even. I am anticipating a 50 degree weekend. It would be wonderful if this mildness lingered and the snow changed to spring rain and we could all sing...spring has sprung!
I hope your good weather lasts, Bernie and that mine has begun.
L♥ve to you....Wanda

THE OLD GEEZER said...

In So. California we have some flowers in bloom most of the year. But in the springtime they are especially beautiful.

Some would say mother nature did it, but I thank God for His beautiful colorful creation.

VKT said...

Bernie dear,

You are like God's sunbeam. Every time I read your post, I truly feel you shine for Him. Lovely post! I appreciate you sweet lady!

Diana said...

Ah yes Bernie, March does bring hope. This has been a horrible winter for me and I so appreciate the sun when it comes. I noticed yesterday that my Easter Lily's were popping through! I have been waiting and watching for them! I love your letter to March!
Love Di ♥

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
So glad you had a nice sun shining day. Here in Florida, March 1 was welomed with beautiful weather,too. Warmth! Today, though it is cold and raining. I'm still waiting for the Florida warmth to be here everyday!
Here's to a warm March for us all!
Take care.
Have a wonderful day.
Smiles and warm are being sent your way!

Valerie said...

Indeed, Bernie, we too have the sunshine AND the barometer has swung right round to 'very dry' ... fingers crossed eh? Enjoy the March sunshine.

glnroz said...

i will be glad to be through with another winter. Winter is not my favorite time ofyear. a daisy morning to ya...

Kay said...

awwww....spring.... doesn't it just bring a smile and excitment in the air???? yip. it does over here on my end to!

Abbey said...

I am so ready for Spring! The weather in the South is toying with us ... a few spring-like days and then cold and rainy again. It didn't come in like a lion or a lamb .. sort of in the middle.

You write so eloquently! I could envision all as I read ....

Melanie said...

I came by.

Anvilcloud said...

I've heard that it's "In like a lamb, out like a lion

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

oh such lovely words of hope and promise that Spring offers. :-)

And March? My son was born in March, March 21st. One of my most treasured gifts.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Rebecca said...

I loved the peek into your letter to March. What a comfortable connection you two share!

I also enjoyed your explanation of Canadian customs and celebrations,etc. I, for one, did not judge harshly (and would like to think the U.S. would have been granted equal grace if it had been OUR celebration).

I'm REALLY admiring your new slippers. I hope you draw much warmth and comfort from them. You deserve it!

Bernie said...

Madison, when ones feet is warm the whole body is warm so I would highly recommend the foot warmer for your husband, I love it.

Oh yes, welcome March....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, I am sure March will erupt into bad behavior before she leaves but I plan on enjoying it as much as I can....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne H., this is a cute joke, I am looking forward t sharing it with my great niece.....enjoy this wonderful month of hope my friend.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, it is just beautiful here again today.....we are so far ahead of where we usually are this time of year......so you think it will last? Enjoy your wonderful weather, it has a way of making us all feel good......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ron, southern California is beautiful any time of year...you are blessed to live in such a beautiful State......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

VKT, ah thank you sweetie, it is so easy to feel the hope along with the sun shining on my face when it is so beautiful outside.
Enjoy this time of fresh air my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, I know you have had a rough winter and am praying for a much better Spring and Summer for you. One thing we can count on sweetie is change, everything moves forward and today I am celebrating the wonderful sunshine.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, I always get excited when each new season approaches. I don't think I could live in a place which didn't have all 4 seasons. England is beautiful in the Spring.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

glnroz, I too am ready for Spring, and I wish you many daisey's as we celebrate this most welcome change in our weather......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, Florida has had a really strange winter hasn't it. So sorry to hear it is cold and rainy today, let's hope the beautiful weather comes back real soon sweetie.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Kay, each season brings with it, it's own special feelings but I think Spring stands for hope more than any other season......so love the freshness that flows through this time of year......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Abbey, yes we are blessed to have such wonderful weather right now, I know it has not been as beautiful in other places....it will come my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Melanie, I am so glad you came by, do stop in again when you feel up to it my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, how are you dear friend...it is so beautiful here today, I am in awe of this weather....and I really hopes it last for awhile, have a great day.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C..."every party has a pooper", I am so hoping this wonderful weather stays around for awhile, it is absolutely beautiful again today......and I my friend am loving it.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Rebecca, oh life is good my friend, I awoke to another beautiful day this morning and am so in awe of God's great beauty. Am going for another walk this afternoon just to breathe in this glorious air.
Oh yes the slipper are wonderful and I did enjoy the Olypmics so very much, Canada is having a party........:-) Hugs

Margie said...

Hi Bernie
It's the most beautiful morning here!
I'm swamped with things to do do, ah, such is life!

So enjoyed your post!

Have a wonderful day!

Margie:)

Bernie said...

Hi Margie, you sound so busy which is good but I do hope you have the time to enjoy this amazing weather.
Have a wonderful day.....:-) Hugs

Queenmothermamaw said...

Quite a nice bit of creative writing. We don't have the nice lamb March yet. It is so cloudy and misty rain, but no wind, so I guess that is lamby. Are you still doing FB. I just don't seem to feel comfortable there. Well the sun is finally out now so I am going out for some Vitamin D. Blessings
QMM

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Bernie,thank you so much for the follow. I loved this post in the form of a letter. I'm going to follow you and I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Have a wonderful day. Thanks again.

Bernie said...

Hi Peggy, Spring will visit you shortly I'm sure. Thank you for your kind words......:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Aimless, so glad to have you follow, it will be fun getting to know each other.....:-) Hugs

Anita said...

I hope March will oblige us! :)

Bernie said...

Anita, I think it already has, we are having another beautiful day today......:-) Hugs

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"..you have not always been so pleasant to live with"

Oh, I love that line. The sun shines here today also. Maybe warmer weather is nigh? Is that a word?

Yup! Just looked it up.

beth said...

it's amazing how spring just makes us come alive...it's visiting us.....with just a tiny whisper, but I know she'll be here with her whole heart very soon....

The Retired One said...

Such a cute love letter to March! I feel it!
Like you, today we had in the mid 30's F and sunny and it was gorgeous out there! I got to strap on some snowshoes and hike into the woods with my hubby to a frozen waterfalls...we had such a wonderful day and I was HOT out there because I had bundled up well...it was so wonderful to take off my hat and gloves and just breathe in that fresh air. We still have plenty of snow to melt but you can smell the promise of spring during these warm winter days...I am SO READY this year (like you) for spring to get here.
Luv to you...so glad you got out to enjoy the sunshine today too!

Donna said...

It is wonderful for the sun to shine down on you! We have had snow here today which is very unusual for us!
Bless you and Hugs!
Donna

Bernie said...

Hi Julie, we did have another beautiful day today, I am so enjoying the sunshine.

Yup nigh is a word......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Beth, I am sure we will have a oouple more winter storms yet but it is so beautiful right now, am loving this sunshine....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, your day with your husband sounds wonderful, I'm sure you had fun.
I am so loving this nice weather right now but I don't think winter is done with us just yet. We still have snow from December but so much has already melted.
Take care sweetie, luv ya....Hugs

Bernie said...

Donna, the weather is really weird all over, we have never been known to have such nice weather so early, I am not complaining mind you at all.......:-) Hugs

ethelmaepotter! said...

Greetings, Bernie!
Just popped in to say thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Henrietta Lacks post, and I find myself intrigued by your posts.
We welcomed March with yet another snow, though, thank goodness, it did not accumulate this time, and we have 60's in the forecast for the coming weekend! Spooky the cat and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting by the fire and watching the fat flakes dance outside the window, knowing that buttercups and daisies will be pushing up out of the grass any day now!
Have a wonderful week!

Bernie said...

Ethel, it was my pleasure to visit you, I so enjoyed your post and loved how you described the book (which I have ordered from Amazon) find this so fascinating....Hugs

Eileen said...

Pretty post, Bernie! And I'm so looking forward to Spring also! As long a month as March is, it usually goes fast for me, we have lots of March birthdays in the family, and St. Patrick's Day thrown in among them, and the time seems to fly!
These first two days were mild for us too, melting snow, and sunshine for part of each day! No cold March winds so far.
But I keep thinking of my Mom saying "If March comes in like a lamb, she goes out like a lion!" I'm hoping she goes out quietly, just the way she came in!
Enjoy!
Love to you,
Eileen
PS ~ I've been meaning to ask you if you have to shovel out your car with every snow storm or does your complex have a maintenance crew that does that for the residents?

Bernie said...

Eileen, hi sweetie, been looking for you. My dad use to say that all the time, in like a lamb out like a lion or vice versa. All I know I am so enjoying this beautiful sunshine.
No Eileen I don't have to do any shovelling....the condo association keeps the steps, walkways and parking lot cleared of snow, they mow the lawns and all outside maintenance....I am thankful for that as I wouldn't be able to keep that up on my own.
Big hugs to Jayden and Mia....:-)

debbie said...

DEAR BERNIE,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POST.
I JUST LOVED IT.
SO REFRESHING...MADE YOU WANT TO DAWN YOUR BEST EVENING GOWN AND BE READY TO WALTZ WITH SPRING.
THE FLOWERS WERE JUST LOVELY.
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND BERNIE
HUGS AND LOVE
SIMPLY DEBBIE

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

hi Bernie...

what beautiful sentiments...I love the sunshine and our forcast for this week is Sun,Sun, and more Sun...i find I'm more creative when the light is bright!

beautiful photo...beautiful writing! thanks for sharing, and thanks for coming by too!

ciao bella.

Bernie said...

Debbie thank you, you are very special to me my friend so let's bring in Spring together...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Ciao Bella, thank you for your kind words, I always enjoy visiting you and your daughter.
......:-) Hugs

Teresa said...

Hi Bernie,
I loved your post today, it was so well written and I too am enjoying the 'presence' of 'Spring', it is so wonderful!!! It makes one feel alive and aware of all the 'new beginnings' that are awaiting the next few months. : ) T

ilovepink1078 said...

how lovely those flowers.
Can smell freshness drew.

By the way, thanks for the visits!

I really appreciate your work and please understand. I'm still learning and period of adjustment to get acquainted with this kind of tasks.

Hope you can spend time with me.

Bernie said...

Hi Terri, I can't believe how beautiful it is out there....my body tells me a change is coming though.
Love how you are enjoying life right now, I hope you will always feel this way......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ilovepink178, you are doing very well learning all about blogging, I am sure will be very happy that you did. Take your time and if I can help you with anything I will do what I can with my limited knowledge......:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

Wonderful weather here as well Bernie :-) So good to see you so appreciative of the little things life has to offer. This is something that I have picked up from you, and something that shall always remain with me. Loads of love :)

Linda Higgins said...

Bernie, what a wonderful post! You just made Spring into a real person for me! I love Spring!