After a "season" of Winter the Sun has risen on a new and glorious day. I'm certain that I learn the most during the cold and difficult seasons of my life. I think that's why I love Winter so much. Sure ... it can be stark, cold and lonely ... but there's always that promise. I am not my ashes left over from a burned out fire. I'm still a "promise." These times bring me closer to My (Our) Father. He let's me suffer .... to make me stronger ... or to allow defeat! It can certainly be excruciating ... and it is!!! But ... a new day dawns ... the music continues to play ... and my heart begins to sing again! I hope and pray that this brand new, for the first time, Spring allows you to live expectantly ... with hope, gratefulness and anticipation ... for the "promise" of YOU to finally come true.