The last two mornings I've heard birds chirping when I've taken the dog out. It seems like it's been a long time since I've heard the birds, but in Kentucky it's been a short mild winter, so far.
I've also got some flowers trying to come up. At first I was worried. It's too soon, what will happen when the cold weather does hit?
I finally decided to enjoy the hope I get from seeing the flowers pop up and hearing the birds sing. I'm not going to allow myself to worry about a possible cold snap. I'm going to hope for an early spring and enjoy every sign of spring I come across.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.