zondag 24 februari 2013
Signs of Spring...
In the months before Spring arrives I always get a certain feeling op hope and optimism.
It is not different this year,despite the difficult and often very sad situation we are dealing with.
No more optimism there, but outside there are signs of Spring appearing.
It might be strange, but I was so happy to see the snowdrops blossoming yesterday in the Convent garden behind our house. Every year they arrive, and it seems they are telling that winter is almost over. They show energy, beauty and courage on cold days like today. The circle of seasons show the circle of life. We all go through this circle.
Today I did send a letter to friends and neighbours in which I wrote about our situation. We like to speak open about our feelings. Hiding those feelings doesn't work for us, and in a way it opens the communication between everyone involved.
Some lovely replies came back already. Signs of love and courage. Helping hands and helping thoughts.
We both are aware that he is in the final stage of his life. It might happen everyday, who knows? No one can tell.
I admire him for his courage. He is a brave man to deal with it all. No one can feel what he feels, even I can't. It is heartbreaking to see this from so close by. I can't take it over from him. All I can do is be there for him. With the loving and caring hands around me I will manage.
Signs of Spring....
Here is another one..