The old saying that goes; “April showers bring May flowers” has never been more welcome for me than this year. I’m not sure if I’m just getting tired of these “Up North” winters or if I’m just getting older, and can’t take these long months of snow and ice. In either case, I’m extremely pleased that spring is here and summer is just around the corner.
Not all my rejoicing is about the weather however. It is even more about what the warm nights and long weekends will bring: As a community made up of many friends who leave us during the long winter months, we welcome our friends back, they are so important to our community as well as to our individual church families. We look forward to the annual Baldwin staples – the “Blessing of the Bikes,” and the “Troutarama” weekend. The Habitat golf outing. We enjoy the outdoors together; we enjoy our picnics, we enjoy the musical concerts on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at the Wenger Pavilion, we love to fish, swim, hike or bike, we enjoy a backyard barbecue or two; and still other people use and enjoy this time for boating, golfing, camping or even whittling. And let the truth be told, we really do enjoy the visits of our family and friends.