Spring is here! What a relief – for many of us, it has been a very rough winter, weather-wise. I heard often from my Luther friends in Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois about how unbelievably cold and snowy these past few months have been. It was rough here in New York as well – and hearing the warm voices of my college friends helped tremendously to add some sunshine to a gray winter day. So did welcoming our second child, Olive Evers Tofte, born January 6, 2014.