August 21, 2013
It's amazing how quickly summer fun in the sun can turn into
a longing deep within me to start nestling into cozy fall days.
Summer is our Go Time.
We turn on the after burners and just fly.
And before I realize that we've gotten our fill of the carefree life,
I get that warm burn in the pit of my stomach
begging me to slow down,
gather the little chicks around me,
and start preparing our nest for something deeper.
Yes, we make plenty of happy memories during the summer.
But, fall is for regrouping.
It's when we focus less on our physical selves
and turn our intentions on feeding the bond of our hearts.
A re-connection at a more spiritual level.
It's time for memories that are more of being than of doing.
We've had a great summer,
topped off with a much needed FAMILY vacation.
It was amazing and no one was ready to come home.
We played hard this summer.
And it was certainly one worthy of being remembered.
But, now, as the temperatures hint at the possibility of slowly
dropping over the coming months,
I welcome the change.
"What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God." Ecclesiastes 3:9-13