I love Autumn!
I love the Misty air that comes with it. I enjoy seeing the birds migrate once again. Here on our side of Texas, we start getting gentle breezes in the mornings and evenings. It’s peaceful; my happy place.
Despite the fact that it’s been a hectic year for us so far, I can’t hold back when seasons change from Summer to Autumn. Somehow my heart brightens up and I start feeling like a child chasing snow flakes. Only this time I am staring at the heavy clouds that might release a few pearly drops. It’s beautiful, peaceful and I am thankful to be part of this moment.
As my girlfriends start changing their home decor; something I appreciate, my mind is running off to the different fruit and vegetables I’ll be working with this season. I love squash; kabocha squash to be exact. To me, the look, smell and taste of it screams out Autumn/Fall. Meanwhile, the thought of crisp apples yet to come is lingering in my mind. I really do not enjoy apples like most people do. But I will say that I love granny Smith Apples with a sprinkle of sea salt. This might be because granny Smith apples with a sprinkle of sea salt remind me of my childhood at Grandma’s; we would pick green mangoes and eat them with sea salt. It’s a beautiful memory that’s tacked away in this heart pouch.
As seasons change, being a mother, I can’t forget the fact that my babies are growing. This season is yet another indication of a time of my life I wish to hold forever; having them little (my munchkins). One day I hope to look back and smile for a season well lived despite it’s challenges. Challenging yet beautiful. I pray that I will constantly remember to be thankful for God’s love and grace.
To my husband, another Autumn, another season as we age daily; together/side by side through the easy and hard. You my love are my friend and I once again thank you for loving me.
I am thankful for this season, for the gift of life, for God’s grace; his provision in this season. I am thankful for the family that we can still count on, friends that never let go.
We are thankful for the abundance all around us.
Thankful for the freedom to worship him.
Thankful that he has made himself known to us and given us the faith to trust in him.