“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is the proverbial saying about the month of March. When March begins, it is still winter but by the end of the month spring has begun, even if it doesn’t feel that way in some parts of the world.
There are a few theories about the origins of this proverb. Astrology, for one. At this time of year, Leo is the rising sign, and by April it’s Aries. Then again, others have pointed out that Jesus arrives as the sacrificial lamb, but will return as the Lion of Judah. And sometimes this plays out with the weather as well. Calm at the beginning of March, followed by wild storms at the end. Weather-wise: false spring.
Any way you rearrange the proverb, or the weather, March is a particularly potent month for our family because March is the month we became a family (more posts on this in the coming weeks). My father was also born in the beginning March, so I often think about him as the month begins.
Unfortunately, this March has been a doozy for me and I haven’t published a post in five weeks! In the eight years (my blog anniversary is April 13) I’ve been a blogger, I’ve rarely missed a week. In fact, for many years I consistently published twice weekly! Why the lag? Well, I’ve been down for the count. Literally. I spent the month of December and early January recuperating from a partial knee replacement (doing well!) and then, a few weeks ago, I pinched a nerve in my back. Badly. I was in a lot of pain. I couldn’t walk very well and I couldn’t sit comfortably, which made blogging a tough row to hoe. So I didn’t.
But I’m on the mend and plan to do my best to make up for lost time and posts! Pain and hardship aside, I am also hoping to balance March 2017 out with some great news. Aside from our fifth family anniversary, I’ve got something in the works that I’ve been plugging away at for quite some time. Hope to post the big reveal soon!
It’s all about the journey,