It's May! The season is warming. We trust that the virus scare is slowing and that we will all be free to walk in our gardens, fields and forests. After all that we have gone through with social distancing, the upcoming Mother's Day will be all the more important. I trust that the COVID-19 situation has caused us to realize just how important all our relationships are. The heart of a mother who held and nurtured children as we grew will never stop reaching out to touch those, though now we are older.
I am anxious to be out in the woods and have slipped out of the house on a few occasions to catch a glimpse of the new shoots coming up from the spring earth and seeing the woodland flowers come into bloom. Long before the leaves come onto the trees and make the forest canopy dense, the intense spring sun brings out the spring beauties, purple and painted trillium, dogtooth violets, bloodroot and other familiar faces that have been out of site for a year. They're announcing spring to whomever will listen.
Life is simpler right now, with less travel and less opportunity to gather. I visit with people by video and phone, but I confess it's not the same as face to face. There's something about the way the atmosphere changes with dearest friends sharing the same space. There is some comfort to be out this spring amongst the wild flowering plants. They are friends of sorts also, who make me smile and remember that there is a Creator who fills our lives with good things, even in the midst of hard times.
I pray that you are all safe, healthy and looking with excitement to the times we can all spend with one another. May we learn something in this time of quiet reflection, about what is really important to us, and look for the voices of spring in our lives.
Over 40 years of Herbal and nutritional experience.