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Friday, October 8, 2010

Taking Time To Reflect

Today I took some time to just sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Although I shared it with the ladybugs and box elder bugs, it still was awesome.
The leaves are some of Gods best work
surrounded by a clear blue sky,
it seems to take my breath away
and leaves me with a nature high!
It was quiet, no wind, so I had time to think, and this fall weather always makes me nostalgic. I remember piling up the leaves with my brothers and sisters and then jumping into the pile, the smell of leaves that are burning, and the clear, cool fall air in the evening. The harvest moon that shines so bright and lights up the dark, and pumpkins that now peak out after the frost has taken their leaves. A high school football game on a Friday night in our small hometown, meeting our friends and having no idea what was going on in the game. We were having too much fun
on the sidelines. Supporting my sons at their football games, now my grandsons are playing. How did that happen? It was just yesterday when they were little jumping in my leaf piles as I tried to clean the yard. Life has a way of getting away from you.
Both of my parents passed away in the fall, Dad in September, Mom in October, a brother in November.......not all at the same time,.......... thank you God.
Our hometown has just lost a young soldier serving in Afganistan, 22 years old, a bright, young man devoted to his country......leaves behind a grieving family and community. It's just hard to put it all together sometimes and makes sense of it. Thank God for FAITH.....and something to busy my hands.
Happy Stitching! Carol

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