I’m so excited for spring this year. I love to watch the flowers begin to poke through the cold ground, the buds on the trees begin to sprout, the grass begin to come alive and turn a lush green. Spring reminds us of what the earth is capable, and it should also remind us of what we’re capable.
I’ve had a few setbacks recently. I was in the emergency room twice last week, once for a ruptured cyst (which, though I was diagnosed with PCOS a year ago, I’ve never had before) and again the next day after a horrible reaction to the pain medication I received.
Needless to say, it was a trying week. Worse still was one of the treatments: birth control pills. Though it is temporary, it is a huge setback for our plans to get pregnant, and unfortunately, my weight loss goals as well, since birth control is notorious for weight gain. It is hard not to feel defeated.
At the same time, it would be unwise of me to forget past setbacks. I have experienced so many trials, and I can’t forget that I come out stronger every time. Every year, the earth goes through the same trial of winter, but every year spring arrives, sometimes sooner than expected, sometimes later. It’s the same with our lives: our winter may seem to last forever, but that only means the spring that follows will be more beautiful.So I’m reminded, every time I step outdoors, that my spring will come, that I will overcome my obstacles because they have been put there by Someone who knows what I can handle, and what I can’t, and that when I have overcome, I will be stronger than before.