February is a long month despite it's fewer days.
We have had snow and temperatures in the 80s.
My palm trees are ice-nipped and the neighbor's cherry tree in blooming.
I am so very glad that this is the last day of this, my least favorite month.
I have a confession. I've been in a little funk... a bit sad and lethargic.
I hate feeling that way. It is contrary to all I believe about thinking positive
and moving forward. But, I had a wee epiphany! I had a very sad moment
about my son leaving for US Navy bootcamp in a few months. Afterwards
I realized that this is what has been making me sadder than usual.
I know he is doing the right thing. He is going into an elite field where
he will receive wonderful training. He will be safer in an aircraft carrier
than many who serve in the military. He is bright and determined.
I am very proud of him.
Still, my heart is aching.
But, spring is in the air and I am blessed beyond measure.
I am shaking off the blues and embracing this day!
Life is too short, too dear to give over to sadness.