Sacrifice starts in the spring, right before summer. Spring in the desert means something different. Sandstorms! Sandstorms that blot out the sun! Blowing sand that coats any parts of your body that is exposed. It blows in under the doors, through windows (even if they’re shut), and sends shopping carts racing away from you even haven’t finished taken your groceries out yet. But there are occasional days when the winds are calm and the pleasant temperature and blooming trees can be seen and enjoyed. That’s the best part of Spring in the desert.