Can you feel it coming? Life is changing. For me, the dry, sunny days of autumn are starting to wane and the northerly wind is beginning to sweep down the Oklahoma plane. The branches on our trees are going bare and the emerald green grasses of summer have fallen asleep under a leaf blanket of harvest gold and nut brown.
The flowers are closing up while our furry friends burrow their way into the warm nests they prepared weeks before.
Yes...life is changing again.
We pull our coats close and curl up indoors. We look forward to bundling up, warm steaming cups of coffee, tea and cocoa in our hands... Time to conserve our strength for winter is coming. Part of the natural cycle of the seasons to slow down and do less~shed the old and familiar and let go...
That is exactly what my hubby and I are doing.
My Mr. AGPMan's college education couldn't have been completed at a more fitting time.
On Thursday my guy will attend his last college class and I can already feel the rhythm of our lives returning to normal. This morning I watched as the once familiar smile returned to his slightly older looking face... He's tired. I'm tired. But, at peace. Together we are excited about letting go of our dried, shriveled up cares and willingly invite the Oklahoma wind to blow them all away.
Indeed life is changing.
Today I'm grateful for God's grace. His mercy. And for giving us the strength to meander through the changing seasons of life while allowing us the chance to weather the unexpected storms.
Yes, life is changing. But it's good.
Blessings and love to you...