Oh Spring Where Art Thou?

Hello my Spaces Friends!
Emma and I set out on a walk yesterday in search of Spring and thought we would share our little adventure with all of you.  Even though the calendar says it is Spring, the cool temps in the 30’s were saying someththing different.  Even so, it was a beautiful sunny day so we made the most of it.
Little Emma Bean was all bundled up and ready to brave the wind to do what she loves to do most, which is throwing stones in the little streams formed by melting snow.
The river is always beautiful no matter the season and the sound of the water flowing over the rocks is always a welcoming call.
We hiked down closer to the river and sat for as long as Emma could sit; the boulders make a nice chair and Emma was patient enough to pose for yet another photo for Mommy.
Heading home I listened when we reached the river reeds for the call of the Red Winged Black Bird, my favorite marsh bird, but it is still a little too chilly for them.  The sun provided a beautiful golden glow and a quick photo opportunity.
Before our adventure ended, we caught one last view of the river, unusually calm, and we enjoyed one last look before heading off for lunch.
Thank you for coming along on our journey and be sure to stop by and see the rest of the photos in the Spring 2010 Scenery album.
Happy Spring to one and all!


Hello World



In the midst of the battle raging around me, when I feel like I can’t face another day, I listen to the words of this song and remember what matters most in my life…a little girl named Emma.  One smile from her sweet face and the light and hope surrounds me once again … hello world!


Traffic crawls, cell phone calls
Talk radio screams at me through my tinted window I see
A little girl, rust red minivan, shes got chocolate on her face
Got little hands and she waves at me
Yeah, she smiles at me

Well, hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel cold as steel
Broken like Im never gonna heal
And I see a light, a little hope in a little girl
Hello world

Every day I drive by a little white church
Its got these little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in, say a prayer
Maybe talk to God like he is there
Oh, I know hes there
Yeah, I know hes there

Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like Im never gonna heal
And I see a light, a little grace, a little faith unfurls
Well hello world

Sometimes I forget what livings for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I breathe it in
Oh, Im home again
And I see my life
 and a little girl
Hello world
Hello world

Well the empty disappears
I remember why Im here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Well hello world
Hello world
Hello world

Dedicated to my little Emma Bean…may I never lose sight of the beatiful gift I’ve been given!