By: Jennifer Murray

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…

Or at least that’s what the friendly weatherman promises….

We’ve been experiencing an unseasonably dreary chilly spring.  Ever since the boys got their play set, the clouds seemed to have settled in and created a permanent residency.  I’m not sure about how you best function, but I require sunshine fuel.

I love soaking up its warm rays after a cold winter.

I love how it makes the flowers magically appear from the ground.

I love how it forces my neighbors out of hibernation.

I love how it enables my boys to roam and entertain themselves freely.

I love how it just makes me feel more alive.

Lately, I’ve been letting the "Rainy Days and Mondays"…and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays get me down.  Word on the (email) street is that my fellow quad sistas have been having facing similar personal challenges in quad parenting. (In fact, they’ve written much more eloquently on this very topic quite recently.) I’m so grateful for their friendship come rain or shine!

Regardless of my "current conditions" or the "future outlook", I must choose contentment, thankfulness and joy. 

Ecclesiastes 8:15 "And I commend joy, for man has no good thing under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun." 

Several days ago, we had a break in the clouds that gave way to some tropical 50 degree weather. Brad and I were able to visit a local botanical garden and witness the promise of spring.   I’ve found myself scrolling through these pictures more than once as a reminder that warmer, brighter days are only a day away! 

Bet your bottom dollar!

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Goodbye, blahs…

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Hello, blue skies!

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11 Responses to “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…”

  1. Suzanne
    April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    you sing it, sister annie! “leeeeettt the sunshine…..leeeeeeeeettt the sunshine in.” love you so much!

  2. Kim Runyon
    April 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    Way to be optimistic! I, too, am over Mother Nature’s pathetic view of spring! Bring on the sunshine and 70 degree weather!

  3. The McNulty Family
    April 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Nothing better than the warm sunshine to perk us mamas up. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good weather and many more BEAUTIFUL pictures! Jen, they FANTASTIC!! Kiss those boys for me!

    Sending sun from Cali!
    XOXO
    Gen

  4. Barbara Manatee
    April 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    We, too, are hoping that the nice weather is here to stay! Of course, that comes just a week after 6 inches of snow here in MI! ugh! BUT…they promise sun and 60s the rest of the week. yeah!

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pics of the tulips. My favorite flower. We always make sure our front flower bed is full of them 🙂 They are popping up and I can’t wait for them to bloom!

  5. Stephanie
    April 15, 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    I heart the tulips! And you’re a hottie. 🙂 Love you, friend.

  6. Mrs. Wilson
    April 16, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    beautiful. I especially love the contrast of the last two photos!! I totally am with you on the sun thing – I am much happier when it is shining!

  7. Chelley N
    April 16, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Your pictures are gorgeous!!! They would make great wallpaper for my computer 🙂

  8. Eight Is Enough
    April 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    That’s a really cute pictur. of you Jen!

  9. The Cochran Crew
    April 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Love the pictures!! Sending some sunshine your way!

  10. in a world surrounded by men
    April 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    I am with you. We are buried in snow right now and temps in the 20s. Not fun at all.

    I’m cheering spring on with you.

  11. Long Family Chronicles
    April 17, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    I have been feeling JUST LIKE YOU! I am ready to bust out of the house with the stroller and get some walking in!! March/April have been the worst this year!! Here's hoping and praying for a nice rest of April!! PS> I love the Annie song!! "Bet your bottom dollar!" Oh yeah!

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