Then last year, my first year of retirement, was the lockdown and so much uncertainty.
This year my mom and stepdad are fully vaccinated, as are my brother and brother-in-law. My other brother and sister-in-law have had their first dose, my husband and I are eligible now here in Texas. The hope is palpable.
We had that winter storm a month ago, and while I was able to bring in a lot of my potted plants (and I have a LOT!) I am waiting to see if my landscape plants, my crape myrtles and Vitex and desert willow will come back. We have lived here 21 years, and today I saw we have a redbud tree! We don't have a large property, but I have never seen it bud before! Mind, it has TWO buds on it, but still. I was very excited to see it.
So yes, hope. Hope of being able to gather, hope of seeing life return to normal.
I hope you are finding the same hope in your spring! Big hugs!