The classic song "The sound of music" keeps playing in my head when I think of this amazing time of year.
It really feels like the earth is singing a beautiful new song,
along with my heart.
"The hills are alive
with the sound of music
With songs they have sung
for a thousand years.
The hills thrill my heart
with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing
every song it hears."
// The song of friendship //
My friend, Aud & her little sweetie, Abigail
were in PA for a wedding and we got to spend a few short, special hours together!
It's rare we get to see each other since she lives in Kentucky and I live in VA.
We've been best of friends for years,
so it's been a dream come true to have our girls [who are only 3 months apart] get a chance to play together and become friends too!
// The song of enduring love //
My handsome date & I at a friend's wedding
// The song of life //
This little blue-eyed cutie turned one, and we celebrated her birthday at the park!
My talented friend made this adorable smash cake,
and my sister-in-law made the delicious lemon cupcakes with raspberries.
They were the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
I want one right now.
Little man rockin' the baseball cap!
The kiddos loved hanging out with Aunt Edie :)
The cupcakes were a hit with everyone.
[Sorry about the nose...I can't seem to stay on top of that!]
// The song of motherhood //
I treasure hugs from my little people and the joy that being a mother brings,
in the middle of the busyness and chaos.
// The song of springtime //
This is Hadassah's version of "sniffing" the flowers! Too cute.
A friend & I went to the JMU Arboretum while the tulips were in bloom.
I've driven by every spring and wanted to stop and take pictures
but that never happened
The brilliant colors of springtime are so refreshing after the gray tones of winter.
This peaceful place makes me think of that beautiful verse in Psalm 23:2,
"He leads me beside the still waters; He restores my soul."
// The song of triumph //
This gorgeous sunset took place on Good Friday.
It felt to me like a perfect picture of the glory of a Saviour Who died for our sins,
and then arose in triumph!
// The song of the Saviour //
There have been days when my heart has overflowed in song,
when the joy of springtime and the wonder of a risen Saviour filled my soul!
But there have also been days when the constant demands of motherhood threatened to overwhelm me;
when there were potty accidents, fussy babies, interrupted naps
and more work on the to-do list than I could get accomplished.
Through it all, I lost my song.
In desperation, I cried to the Lord for something, anything, to restore my spirit.
And He gave me a precious gift;
He sang His song over me!
That, by far, is the most beautiful music of all.
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
I hope you hear His song to you today! Blessings, Ruby