It’s autumn and there’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and pumpkin everything. Beautiful, bountiful, colored leaves greet the eyes and crisp cool air lends itself to building leaf piles, and leaf pile jumping!
I have some wonderful Fall memories that I do my best to share with my children. It’s not exactly easy to explain concepts that they have never experienced themselves living most of their lives in the tropics. Autumn down here is best described as, well, weird!
For starters, it’s still blazing hot as it has been every day for the last 7 months. The leaves don’t change. EVER. And instead of apple orchards, we have citrus groves. In fact, if you didn’t have a calendar, you wouldn’t know it was fall.
Except for the arrival of Love Bugs. (Yes, bugs.) The return of these pesty nuisances for a brief, yet annoying stint, signals cooler weather is on its way sometime soon.
So as I sit here searching for Fall Inspiration, all I come up with is bugs.
Thinking a visual will help stir the creative juices, I trace and cut out some leaves in a range of autumn colors. Still, nothing.
Perhaps your situation is similar to ours in that you are stuck in a real life season that shows no sign of ending. You know this season can’t last forever, but you are weary with waiting.
“Do not grow weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.
As I continue to gaze at my hand full of leaves, I am reminded that it IS possible to look forward to the next season with hope and anticipation. Though there are few signals to indicate a coming change, my trust and hope remain in the Lord, the author of the harvest.
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