The cool breeze that finally arrived here in the South sent us scurrying for sweaters and wafted the scent of chili simmering in the slow cooker to every corner of the house. An apple pie, half eaten, graces the kitchen counter, while a basketful of Golden Delicious and Gala varieties beckon us with their colorful skins.
The season, again, is changing.
This one brings…..
….celebrations, as two precious nephews each celebrate their first birthday;
….a touch of sadness at seeing an ailing grandmother no longer able to live on her own;
….separation, as a neighbor heads overseas to offer his services for our country’s protection;
….anticipation, as our long-awaited vacation draws ever nearer.
As a child, how slowly the days passed. When I bemoaned the length of time I must wait for some event to arrive, my dad would gently remind me that “everything finally gets here.” These days, the moments I would savor seem to slip through my fingers’ grasp before I can enjoy them to their fullest.
This autumn, may I feel deeply, live fully, worship meaningfully, and love completely.
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