Alicia Lopez’s Musings

SPRING IS SPRINGING

Posted on: March 6, 2010

I don’t really care if the groundhog saw his shadow to signify more winter comings.

I have just seen the earth beginning to sprout with what will be the rejuvenation of some of my flowerbeds.  I now know what John Denver meant when he sang “Rocky Mountain High”.  My Ruidoso High sent my spirits soaring; Spring is really coming and will be here before too long.

After the long winter we have had, just this sign brought joy to my heart. The aftermath of the last snow is still evident on the north part of my street where the sun never shines; the once beautiful snow has turned to a huge glob of  ice and it will take many more days of warmth to melt it.  I don’t care, I can wait.

The days have been beautiful, and I am not even listening to the weather reports for fear that they will report another winter low system.  Let me enjoy my moment.

With the warmer weather arriving I am also prepping for several events which are in the near future .  One of the biggest being the bridal shower being planned in Dallas for my one and only grand daughter who will be married in May, wearing my wedding gown,  which was also worn by her mother.  If this is not the culmination of seeing “your children’s children” which is part of the Catholic wedding ceremony, then I don’t know what is.

It is at times such as these that I miss my hubby most of all.  We were supposed to share all these experiences, and although he did get to see “his children’s children”, he did not live to see them married. He would have reveled with the pure joy of it, and perhaps we would have reminisced about our own wedding, 59 years ago.

There is a song in Spanish called “Como Han Pasado Los Anos” which translated means, how the years have gone by.  We used to dance to it on our anniversaries, reliving the good and putting aside the bad.  It will always be in my heart.

On to the future, with the wedding to be in New York where our granddaughter lives; I am already excited, not only for the nuptials, but to visit the Big Apple again.  It is such a vibrant city, and yes, it seems like it never sleeps.  I almost feel like kicking my heels and strutting.  Don’t worry, before I do, I will exercise a bit; don’t want to pull anything out of joint.

Hasta La Vista

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5 Responses to "SPRING IS SPRINGING"

Grandpa will definitely be missed at our wedding, but I know he’ll be looking down on us on that day. Also, I expect to see you “kicking your heels and strutting” at the reception!

Mom,

I like this article. I am also looking forward to spring and the wedding and of course the bridal shower at the end of the month.

I know Dad will be with us in spirit as we witness the grand event in May!

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Delia

Enjoyed reading your blog. You do have a way with words. Have a great time at the shower and wedding………as if I have to tell you!

Much love,

Norma

So happy that you read my blog. Is there a chance you can make a copy and read it to your mom? I will be in EPT begining this week end; hope to see all of you

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