The green shoots of our day lilies are pushing up from the wet, winter-weary earth.
They put the cold away, boxing it up tightly. They bring so much lightness in. My heart leaps when I see the first delicate fronds.
I feel fresh and new, too. I feel full of possibilities.
Picturing their petals about to unfurl–my yard full of their warmth– bright hues of gold, orange, and crimson.
They are pretty ladies in flouncy dresses leading the way to our front foor. They greet me with a smile, always.
Spring is coming.
I am ready. I am unfurling, too. I am holding happiness in my hands.
Finally, it is mine. You are mine. Stay. Stay with me.