There are patterns in life that we notice. For my family, Spring has always been a difficult season.
I’ve written about it a lot. The Madness of March, Good Friday, Longwood, The Final Gift are just a few posts that address tragedy and loss in this beautiful season of growth and renewal.
It occurs to me that we have the power to change the narrative, change our perception, even our mood.
We can indeed turn the page.
A simple example just happened for me.
Spending time with my daughter in her new home, with all the hope and promise she shared, allowed me to welcome in the Easter holiday in a perfectly new way.
Positivity. Optimism. Sheer joy.
It is the reason I also worked carefully to plan my second pregnancy so as to welcome my son in the month of April.
Almost 30 years ago.
It still works to keep me looking forward to the month of April and out of the many moods of March.
There will be setbacks, no doubt. Our extended family will always provide challenges, but it is so comforting to know that we will/can survive them all.
We can always turn another page.