Spring Fresh: Changes Now, Changes Later

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Real Estate Agent with Momentum Realty

Have you ever noticed how the air changes as Spring approaches?  As I make my morning trek to the top of the driveway to retrieve the newspaper, I can feel a palpable difference.  It may still be cool out, but I know that spring is almost here.

The change comes with its own background music, too. The birds, who left when the temperatures plummeted, are back and they are singing a spring song.  How much nicer everything seems with their lovely music!

Slowly the neighborhood emerges from its collective hibernation. People I have not seen since sometime last September (except behind the wheel of a dirty car) are outside planting flowers, trimming trees and tossing baseballs--and washing cars!

Our schedule changes, too.  The children's winter sports took place inside. Now we have practices that last long in to the evening and games that they play outside under the lights.  The first games of the season were watched from inside toasty warm winter coats and under blankets; in a month or so, we will all be sporting shorts, hats and sunscreen as we watch them play.

Exercising at the gym loses its appeal and instead, long walks and runs become the norm. The paths around my neighborhood are crowded with families out for bike rides and friends meeting to walk instead of hiding indoors and drinking coffee.

Slowly, the daffodils and crocuses make their way out of the freshly mulched ground.  I can see from my desk that the forsythia is slowly blooming and will soon be magnificent.

yellow flower

Cars are cleaned, garages swept and snow gear is packed away. Our thoughts turn to summer camps and vacations, hiking in the woods and camping trips in the mountains.

As I write this post, full of things I find uplifting, I cannot help but think that this time next Spring will be a very different one for our family.  You see, right now, I have 2 of my 3 children still at home. My daughter  is a high school junior and by this time next year will be planning her freshman year in college and moving through all of the Senior year traditions that come with finishing high school. My son is currently in 7th grade, but next spring will be preparing to leave the K-8 school where he has been since he was 7 to enter high school.  Next spring will be full of the excitement of new opportunities and experiences, but also filled with the bittersweet tears of saying goodbye to friends and teachers who have become our family.

For now, I will be grateful for all that we have and enjoy this spring for all of the glory that it brings our way!

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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
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Holly. So very beautifully written. I only have one child, a daughter, whose freshman year is going by in a blur-
Apr 08, 2009 11:01 AM #1
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Mary Yonkers
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Holly--you have a gift for writing.  I realy like "spring has its own music-the birds singing. I will be back to read other posts.  Mary

Apr 10, 2009 03:14 PM #2
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Holly Weatherwax
Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
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Barb, Cherish every moment...they go by so quickly! My oldest will soon finish her first year at college. I am not sure how that happened so quickly!

Mary, thank you so much! I must warn, however, that most of my writing is more real estate in nature (not so poetic).  I am a frustrated writer who does not have the temperament to be writer--blogs are perfect for me, just the right length.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Apr 10, 2009 04:20 PM #3
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Results - White Bear Lake, MN
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul

Holly--My oldest is a junior and will be spending several weeks at an out of state college program this summer. Spring is always a sign of new beginnings as the world renews itself but as the school year ends, there are many endings and goodbyes too. Good luck with the contest!

Apr 12, 2009 08:28 AM #4
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
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Hi Holly - spring, to me, is so many of the things you wrote about, and each of them give the change of winter into spring such a fresh perspective on all kinds of things.  The birds' cacophony, the flowers popping up, walks outside - spring really is a joyous season to behold.

Ann

Apr 12, 2009 06:53 PM #5
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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Hi Holly..Spring is a wonderful time of year! We all seem to come out of our winter hibernation!..Thank you I enjoyed reading this!

HelpfulHannah your friend in Philadelphiasmile

Apr 13, 2009 09:49 AM #6
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Linda Bourgault
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Hi Holly—Well done! Thanks for participating in the Spring Fresh PAWS contest. Good luck!

Apr 16, 2009 06:29 AM #7
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