O what a happy day was Sunday. We had an unexpected visit by our three new grandchildren, Catherine Ann, Canada Rose, and one-month old Charlotte Sakura. Their parents drove up from Southern, Maryland, to see the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin, but reflecting on the crowds we would encounter, we decided on an even more joyous day on the lawn behind Church House and in the Bishop’s Garden. The bursting forth of new life was all around: children running barefoot through the new grass; blossoms and new green shoots everywhere; people picnicking, and others stretched out on blankets just warming in the sun; even a new bunch of bunnies in the rectory front yard. The winter is past.
“Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.” [Hymn 204]
Ron Hicks, Parish Verger, ST. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC, 14-April-2015.