I typically love the change of seasons, Spring and that freshness of putting in new plants, Summer, those smells, like coconut sunscreen and afternoon rain. Then Fall, the sometimes , lower humid mornings, a little crisper air and the leaves changing and dropping.
I focus especially on Fall now and have an overwhelming awareness of a major change happening in my life right now. I am in the midst of looking at Colleges for my daughter Sophie. A changing Season that I want to say I am embracing, but it’s feeling like fall to me, where she’s changing- she’s moving away . I know I’m supposed to Celebrate these changes now as Fall brings in a new Season.
It is truly bittersweet- I honestly am happy to see her get excited about her future path. So many decisions, so many applications, Test Prep – Essays , my girl handling it all so amazingly and maturely . Watching her embrace the challenge like a rock-star, dropping those high-school hang ups and looking forward to a whole new world of experiences!
I selfishly cling to my time with her now , not knowing what the future is going to look like for either of us, but I am so grateful that I know who holds the future.
Maybe you are going through a changing season and you don’t know what comes next? What gives you hope? What scripture do you turn to?
“Lead me by your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my Hope in You.”