Against odds
spring’s first sign
comes winter’s coldest day.

Against odds
this delicate bloom
breaks earth’s strong barrier.

Against odds
pure, white light
shoves the darkness away.

Against odds
spring cannot come
without enduring winter’s cold.

Against odds
she, like me,
was created for this.

Marit Krueger has lived in the Seattle area all her life and for the past 28 years has called Bainbridge Island home. She has been married to Jeffery for more than 30 years and together they raised two strong, vibrant daughters. She has found both joy and purpose in being a teacher in the classroom and loving people through her leadership roles in her local church. She’s fond of growing flowers in her big garden and giving them away….as Beauty Matters is her life motto and that’s just one way she tries to share the message!