Flowers Everywhere

By Beck

I woke up to a blizzard this morning, which was a bit disconcerting since it’s April.

But a blizzard is actually not unwelcome, as strange as that might be – we hadn’t had “significant precipitation” since early December and the forest fire risk sign on the edge of town was permanently at Distressing Red. Oh, and the river levels were at End Of Summer Low, which worried me – I actually walked over to the bridge and looked at the low muddy water and fretted my hands together.

And hey! My worrying worked! We had a whole week of rain and the fire sign drifted back to yellow and now it’s snowing and snowing and I don’t have to go anywhere today, for the first time in a whole week. The Boy has managed to get a particularly nasty cold and so today we’re just staying home in pajamas and drinking hot chocolate and watching the crocuses disappear under drifts of snow.

The Baby had her big specialist appointment yesterday, and as soon as we walked in he started talking about her Celiac Disease and I was like “WE ARE NOT HERE ABOUT CELIAC DISEASE!”. But he kept on and eventually it sunk into my brain that he was talking about a rediagnosis, which had never occurred to me as even a possibility. And he’d consulted with other doctors that he knew and they’d decided that her earlier test results clearly showed that she had a wheat allergy and not celiac disease at all. Same diet but waaaaay different prognosis, and we are delighted.

The crocuses are always in full bloom for the Baby’s birthday later this month, these flowers that come before the leaves, this sea of purple. And even if the snow is still here, I know that they will be secretly waiting to bloom underneath, their soft, unexpected pink hearts and this sudden hope that we did not know we’d have.

4 Responses to Flowers Everywhere
  1. edj
    April 8, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    YAAY! Rejoicing with you!

  2. Hannah
    April 8, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    Wow! That is so excellent! So this means you get to enter a whole new world of spelt, etc. with the Baby, right? That’s worth enduring a couple more snowstorms, as hard as that is for me to fathom. I think you Canucks are just made of stronger stuff.

  3. Happy Geek
    April 8, 2010 | 11:40 pm

    I’m so very happy for you.
    Unexpected hope is truly a gift. We just found crocuses this week and amidst a week of waiting they were a reminder that life continues to go on, even when I feel stuck still in a blizzard.

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