Shades of Green...

Lack of natural light and a soggy ground aside, I love the greens of a rain-soaked day. Even in Florida, green is the harbinger of spring, when almost overnight winter's dull brown is splattered with chartreuse as buds break through barren branches and burst into leafy sprigs.
Two of my children were born in the green of spring. Today I am thanking the Lord for the gift that is Nicholas, who burst into our lives twenty-nine years ago today - and I'm asking Him to rain blessings upon Nick's life this day and in the days and years to come.