Experiencing Chinese medicine began for me during my studies in the spring. The newness of the season reflected the newness within me.
Season by Season
Spring: springing up and unfolding
I emerge from my winter storage space
I face folks who used to frighten me
I learn how best to launch a website for my writing
I find fertile ground to grow my kids
FEBRUARY: BEGINNING OF SPRING & THE RAINS
So glad to learn
That my birth month
Is the beginning of spring
In the Chinese Farmer’s calendar
I grew up listening to members
Of a farming community
Complain that it was the
bleakest month of the year
Well, I won’t hold onto that old perception anymore
The february spring rains
are actually snow
So much snow
and so long lasting
for towns in West Tennessee
MARCH: AWAKENING OF CREATURES & SPRING EQUINOX
Barn swallows swoop!
Mourning doves coo!
Blue jays fuss!
Robins wake early for more than just worms!
Nests are forming
Flocks are swarming
And mocking birds replay it all!
The Judge wakes up, too!
For the first time, she rules so thoroughly in my favor
I can return to East Tennessee
He can do nothing to stop me
He has an increased financial responsibility
And FINALLY a required cessation to his (heretofore) endless tyranny
Reason awakens along with spring!
APRIL: CLEAR AND BRIGHT & GRAIN RAIN
I decide on a townhouse
My children join a homeschool group
that welcomes them warmly
A new direction
for my writing emerges
to academics takes place in my heart
I have a lot to juggle
I make many mistakes
I even miss deadlines
But I persevere
My thoughts are clear
My outlook is bright
I AM A NEW WOMAN UNFOLDING
I AM A NEW STUDENT SPRINGING UP
I AM A WRITER WITH A PURPOSE & A PLAN
I LOOK FORWARD TO MY FURTHER TRANSFORMATION
“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?”
Luke 12:24, ESV
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT