Isn't fall just the most beautiful time of the year?
This photo was taken two years ago. My husband was standing on a corner in Secaucus, New Jersey. It was a breathtaking, glorious kind of a day. I recall the air feeling crisp and smelling clean--no, I was not dreaming! New Jersey sometimes bears the brunt of jokes by New Yorkers, but personally speaking, I rather like New Jersey.
We had a wonderful trip that year to the city. The fall foliage was so brilliant! Central Park and the areas around the Hudson River were just gorgeous. I know... who but moi goes to the city to see the fall foliage right?
I've been noticing how quickly seasons change these days. One day you are hanging a bright flowery spring wreath on your front door and seemingly the next day your putting up autumn decorations.
Just yesterday my home was filled with noisy, happy, sometimes bickering children. There was a neverending stream of places to carry them to and events they needed to attend. I wondered if the day would ever come they would be grown and on their own.
That was yesterday--yesterday was thirty-nine years ago.
The house is quiet now. And that day did come and now my children are grown and on their own. Funny thing is-- they now have noisy, happy, sometimes bickering children of their own.
There is a coolness and unexpected chill in the air. I ache in strange places--my bones and joints are growing humps and knots where once there were spaces. Change, change, change everywhere.
Something tells me winter is near.
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4(NIV)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A Season Of Change
Posted by Debra at 3:40 PM