Today I’m grateful for the first day of spring. It’s still pretty cold here this year, but I spent some time thinking about the start of spring 10 years ago. The day Alexandria was born a beautiful pink flower appeared in our front yard — very delicate and ornate. A week later at the start of spring we were at Araluen Botanical Park to see the arrival of the tulips as our first family outing. As we sat down to admire the tulips a young tenor came out and sang Ave Maria as we admired the flowers. It was a special day.