Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Can See the Grass!

One morning I heard a big commotion coming from the living room.  It was my kids running around and shouting joyfully "I can see the grass!  I can see the grass!!".  It's a BIG deal here when the ground is finally visible again after five or six months under ice and snow.  We started seeing the grass a couple of weeks ago, but then we got another big snow storm.  Now that snow is melting and we can see the grass again.   There's hope that spring may finally come, bringing new life and sunshine

It's been a long dark winter for me since losing Jeremiah more than four years ago.  Every time I dared hope the storms would stop and spring would come, another storm came and buried me.  But today, with Mei-mei still alive and kicking at 21 weeks, I can see a little grass peeking through the snow.  She has now lived longer than both Miles and Jeremiah.  Maybe there really is hope for new life and an end to this long dark winter.  Of course I remain very fearful of getting snowed under again.  It will be awhile yet before I dare believe that this seemingly interminable winter really will end, but today I have a little hope because I can see the grass!


Next up:  Telling the kids about their little sister.  They are 6 and almost 8.  They will be thrilled, but I'm just petrified that something will go wrong again and that I won't be able to deliver what we're all hoping for so much.

6 comments:

Cherbear said...

oh I am SO glad the grass is starting to show! I wish I had ideas but I'm drawing a blank right now. It's pretty late though so I'll come back if I think of anything tomorrow :)

Alex said...

Oh how exciting to see the grass - both outside and in your belly - I'm so happy for you! I'm terrible at ideas like this, but I like the idea of giving them some sort of present, like shirts that say Sister/Brother to Mei Mei (or whatever you will call her...) or something like that. Oh how thrilling!

Krista said...

I love this time of the year too, sweetie. We live in Denver so get PLENTY of snow...spring is always a VERY welcome time around here!!

Jana said...

glad spring is on it's way there. i am excited to hear how your kids react to the big news. i like the shirt idea. or maybe have them do a treasure hunt and at the end they find out the news and have a little big bro/big sis gifts or treat.

New Year Mum said...

Here from ICLW... sorry to hear about losing Jeremiah and Miles and congratulations of your pregnancy - 21 weeks fantastic. I've also lost a little one during T2 pregnancy and now starting IVF... your story gives me much needed hope. Thank you xoxo

heartincharge said...

I don't know how to tell the kids but i know they will be so excited. love the grass analogy.