Could it be Spring Already?

The weather has changed dramatically here in Johannesburg, the sun is rising earlier and it has warmed up a few degrees. I can’t wait for Spring… I think it has already arrived though, our Almond tree is full of blossoms at the beginning of August? All our fruit trees have swelling buds, this is such an exciting time in the garden, an awakening from the deep sleep of winter…

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


My dad woke up yesterday, he has been sitting in a chair next to his hospital bed for short periods of time! I was so surprised to see him there yesterday when I went to visit. I have only seen him sleeping and briefly waking so far, this is such a huge step! He is still very tired and and exhausted but I know there is such hope. I spoke to the physiotherapist today and she said she couldn’t believe the progress he has made over the past two days. My heart is happy and full of joy.

We continue to pray for his healing and he is healing, thank you for all your continued support with prayer and healing thoughts.



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21 Responses to Could it be Spring Already?

  1. Alessandra August 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    more hugs for you and your family!!! Such good news!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  2. Alessandra August 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    more hugs for you and your family!!! Such good news!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  3. JenMun(a) August 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    glad to hear your dad is getting better! I hope everything will be goog! and it sounds so strange “winter in august”;) we still have summer here and waiting for autumn..I hope spring is coming up with strong steps for you!

  4. eidolons August 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I’m so happy to hear that your father is doing better. Sending my love to you all.

  5. K August 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    How strange that you have blossoms already. That would give us a great deal of worry – so early in the season it would be (in our flipped side of the world – April) that we’d worry about a frost killing the blossoms before they had a chance to live. Here, there is no sign of the approaching season. It has been in the 90s for weeks, and next week will approach 100 f – so hot, it’s unpleasant to spend more than half an hour outside unless you are at a beach or in the shade. We have a month left of this relentless heat – and we’ve only had one real rainstorm in months. The yard is still lovely and green – we are seeing no turn of color on the mountains. Sometimes weather frightens me a little bit.

    But it’s almost as though the season reflects the return of life and vigor to your beloved father. And if it is not his time to die, if it his life still has time to run – how could it not come back strongly with the prayers of women all over the planet begging for his healing? I believe in the power of prayers, in the earnest hope sent from the hearts – sent on the urgent wings of love, mercy and compassion? Pretty cool, I think. Dancing cool.

  6. Rene' Sharp August 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Hey my friend, lovely photos!! I am so glad that your Dad is slowly growing stronger, I think of you all daily. Sending lots of love as always xx

  7. Andrea from ziezo August 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Glad to hear about your dad & a lovely sight of spring. . .

  8. Diana August 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Rejoicing in the great news of your Dad’s progress and the blessings of spring…….

  9. Jeanette August 6, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Wow, that is marvellous news about your dad Linda. I’m glad to hear about his progress.

    Re spring arriving, here in Tasmania we have had snow with more predicted so even though we would love spring to be here……. it is a little delayed but there are plenty of jonquils out in the garden to brighten things up.

  10. Barb Yerke August 6, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Praise God for your dad’s healing. Everyones body recovers at it’s own pace. Sleep is a wonderful time for the healing to take place. I am so glad, however, that your dad is able to get out of bed a spend some time in a new position. Prayers continue.

  11. Carol Ann August 6, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Wow-what a wonderful recovery your Dad is making!! How can anyone deny the power of prayer?
    Enjoy the blossoms-such a beautiful sign of life!
    Carol Ann

  12. Lynda M O August 6, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Fabulous news about your dad. Let the sun shine on…

  13. Brenda August 6, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    OH Linda what wonderful news about your dad, I hope he continues to improve. Both my parents are gone and it breaks my heart when I hear of others who have parents who are not well, life is so hard without them. Thinking of you all. xxBrenda

  14. Woolies August 6, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    omigosh – so pleased to hear about your Dad!!!!!!!

  15. lori August 6, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    so happy for your good news linda, what a time this is for all of you. many blessings.
    i love hearing spring is on the way for you, it means autumn is coming for us, it’s now my
    favorite season. take good care. xxx

  16. Donna August 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Spring and it’s promise, prayer and it’s power…God is.
    So happy for the good news.

  17. Lisa Lord August 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Such great news about your dad! Reading the words of the physio saying she can’t believe his quick progress brings to mind all the prayer being lifted up. Amen and Amen!

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. I believe after your harsh winter, spring is upon you!

    Continuing to pray . . .

  18. MaryJo August 7, 2012 at 2:30 am #

    Great news about your dad, and your igns of spring.

  19. Lise August 7, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    That is wonderful news about your dad! Continued support and prayers for him and your family!

  20. Marlene aka Ouma Miaau August 7, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Hi! Good news about your Dad, he’ll be fine with all the prayers from around. Snow, my dear, is on the way according to our weather prophets! It’s been icy cold down here in the Eastern Cape and I believe snow was falling this morning in some Free State regions. So, keep the woollies out and on, the icy winds are going your way too! I remember one year in Pretoria when the trees all started budding and blossoming and we thought, wow, how beautiful early spring is and then, suddenly, out of the blue, we had black frost and I remember loosing quite a few trees and shrubs. Hope that that won’t happen to your lovely blossoms, though! Have a great week!

  21. Claire August 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Such lovely news!!! So happy to read it! thanks for the update. You have been in my thoughts.

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