You never last long enough. Your crisp breezes and warm sunlight is fleeting. Vibrant colors flash before our eyes and bare branches awaiting Spring will soon come.
Nostalgic feelings flush over us and we wear warm chunky sweaters and woolen socks, eat foods bursting with flavors of cinnamon and cloves. We burrow in a little closer to our loved ones at night as the cool Fall breezes sweep in from open windows, that soon will be shut tight to keep out the Winter freeze. We beg you not to go so soon and cling to the feelings of comfort as we create new memories with you for our children...reflecting those of our own.
The blessing of feeling the change of seasons is never taken for granted. We embrace it and look towards the pull of nature readying itself for Winter and the Spring of newness. I prepare meals of hearty flavors that warm our bellies and cushion our senses that I hope my children pass on to theirs.
Slow down. The hurried Summer days of being busy welcome the Autumn weekends of comfort. I feel intentional...a need to clean out closets and vehicles filled with sand of the lakeshores that we splashed in during the Summer heat. Clothes no longer fit. Our babies are growing and I am thankful but yet yearning for them to remain small. Bittersweet.
Thankful to be alive and have chosen to live...with intention, with purpose, and with a home filled with not only love and laughter but with tears, frustration, and strife... for with those we know there is growth.