Spring has finally arrived in Manitoba in full force. Our town is coming out of hibernation and taking a collective deep breath of rich spring air.
When spring arrives every year, the memory of winter never seems so bad. But I remember this winter, somewhere between January weeks of sub -30 temperatures (Celsius, but does it really matter at that point?), where I realized that I couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. I had difficulty imagining that it would ever warm up. Like Narnia, it felt like it would always be winter (and never Christmas!).
We all go through “dead of winter” seasons, whether it be a personal or family difficulty, or while you’re working on a difficult project.
It’s important to remember in these seasons that one day you’ll look back and feel like spring’s arrival was inevitable. Though it feels like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, you’ll walk into the bright springtime sunshine eventually, if you keep going.
Because spring must come. It always does.