There is something about a cool September morning. The subtle hints of pending Autumn were all around this morning as I took my morning walk. Soon the trees will yield my favorite colors as reds, yellows, bronze and hints of burgundy fill the West Virginia mountains. Mornings are filled with heavy fog lifting through those hills. The bright morning sun makes the dew filled spider webs glisten like diamonds.
The nights will soon be filled with warm bonfires, sweatshirts and children trying to squeeze in the remaining days before the snow starts to fall. In bed, the open windows will soon replace the AC and quilts filled with their own precious memories and stories with fill the room with conversations and laughter as the kids and and I will tell stories of the good ‘ol days.
I switched the floral summer scents in my house to Pumpkin and lazy evenings are now spent finding new fall recipes on Pinterest. Oh, and Starbucks in getting ready to give us some pumpkin spiced lattes!!!
Soon, we will make memories of our own as we visit the pumpkin patches, take long walks and drives, weekend trips and maybe a ghost hunt or two in October.
But for now, let me just savor the first few crisp mornings of September.
Have a beautiful and blessed Labor Day Weekend…..
THANKFUL. GRATEFUL. BLESSED.
Whatever you want to call it, ’tis the season to let someone know you are thinking about them. sometimes a simple Thank You or a phone call just to let them know that they are on your mind can make someone’s entire week!!!
It is also a time to reflect on what is important in your life, or maybe things you are grateful for.
How do I even begin?
Here is my thankful list in no particular order:
- My strong faith in God
- My two beautiful children
- The Past, Present and Future
- My furry kids.
- My Daddy
- My Momma
- Extended Family
- My church family
- Awanas…Kids, volunteers and the ability to make a difference in these kids lives!
- Red Bull
- Passport stamps
- All Four Seasons
- My Ex Husband
- My squeaky ceiling fan
- Snooze button
- Cell Phone
- Ability to forgive
- …..and forget
- Lifetime movies
- Unsweetened tea
- Roller Coasters
- Sports Bras
- Yoga pants
- Naturally curly hair……and my Flat iron
- my couch
- Lawn Mower
- Crushed ice
- Matching Socks
- Good Night Prayers
- Good Morning Kisses
- Grass Stained Football pants
- Mismatched socks
- Frozen Blueberries
- Breakfast Food
- Sad songs
- Random dancing in the kitchen
- Ice Cream and Milk
- unconditional love
- Missing Shoes
- Long Drives
- Best Friends
- Old Friends
- New Friends
- New Relationships
This is my short list!!!
Many blessing to each one of you who follow my Blog. Have a happy and safe Holiday!!!
Until next time….Make your own thankful list!!!!
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
-Joe L. Wheeler
Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant
Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale”
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”
“Autumn carries more Gold in its pocket then all the other seasons”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Almost Heaven, West Virginia
Greenbrier County, WV
This morning I stand in awe at the beauty that surrounds me everyday. Driving down these country roads, I am amazed at the presence of God and how He reveals Himself to us in as something as simple as lifting fog over these breathtaking mountains.
I was reminded of my Grandmother’s favorite hymn How Great Thou Art as I made my way down the colorful crooked roads. Singing and praising God on such a beautiful morning and thanking Him for everything He has done for me. Blessed….Well, that is an understatement!
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God, when I’m in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made. I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.
When through the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze.
And when I think that God His son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in. that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin.
When Christ shall come with shouts of acclimation and take me home, what Joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, “My God How Great Thou Art!”
THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE: HOW GREAT THOU ART! HOW GREAT THOU ART! THEN SINGS MY SOUL MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE HOW GREAT THOU ART! HOW GREAT THOU ART!!