I happen to be furiously trying to complete my summer bucket list -- OCD much?! -- but I won't deny the fact that the cooler mornings and harvest scented air are sucking me in. Plus I found a whole mess of thrifted beanie hats for Emmett today and he looks so darn cute in them.
When summer days begin to shorten, we welcome tall boots, apple cider and pumpkin pie with open arms. Then it's straight away to turkey and stuffing, then Christmas cookies, pine swags and twinkle lights. Next to come, New Year's parties, red Valentine hearts, then warmer air, budding trees and rain boots. Summer slips in with it's long hot days and afternoons by the pool and before we can blink twice, it's back to the ever loved mantra, Pumpkins! Leaves! Fall!!
Sad to say, I don't face the changing seasons of life with even half that enthusiasm.
When I'm in highschool, I want to graduate so I can do something with my life.
When I graduate, I struggle to know what to do.
When I'm single, I just want to be married.
When I'm married, I wish to be carefee for just one day.
When I'm working, I just want to be home doing housey things like laundry and dishes.
When I'm home, I just want to get out and adventure around.
When I'm childless, I can only think of how fun it would be to have a baby.
When I have a baby, I just want to sleep in peacefully for one blessed morning.
Oh fickle girl that I am.
Just once, I want to celebrate a new season of life for all the wonderful things it brings; instead of only seeing it for what it isn't. Just once I want to be overwhelmingly grateful for my moments right now.
Because I am learning that what I lose with the passing of one season, I get back with relationships and memories that are incredible treasures in my heart. In the words of my friend, Casey, Time gives and times takes away.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and realized I had wished away my days for something that had passed bt or may be better to come. Oh to graciously flow from one season to the next, celebrating each new day as better than the one before.
^^ Favorite part of my season right now?! This little shopping buddy that I'm crazy about. ^^
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Happy Tuesday, friends!