BLOSSOM | Day 23

“As the spring ushered in rebirth, and the knowledge that you would be coming; the fall ushers in impending death and the knowledge that your life with us is limited.”

This was written a month before Eva’s birth. She arrived when the trees were changing shades, and she was gone by the time their dead leaves were shed.

Now we have entered spring once again. Everything is lush and full of life. At first it was overwhelming, all the beauty without her here. Eva’s camellia has already blossomed for the year. But now I have to admit, on most days I notice nature looks more stunning since Eva.

We have lived through so much trauma since last spring, that it almost feels like a rebirth. I see things so differently. I’m feeling the pull to blossom in a deeper, richer and more fulfilling way.