I was awakened early this morning by the gentle rustling of tree limbs shuttering in the cold wind.  I shuffled my way into the kitchen and touched the brew button on the coffee maker then made my way into the darkness to find the television remote.

It seems as though I repeat this early morning routine far too often but I really do enjoy having my fresh cup of coffee outside so I can watch the sunrise.  Spring, summer, fall or winter I am always the first family member awake and waiting for the eastern sky to fill with radiant beams of color.

Today was a remarkably beautiful beginning to another day!  I am grateful to be here and thankful I was able to enjoy another morning of birds chirping and Canadian Geese flying north.  Springtime is approaching once again.