Hi Fam! It’s been a second since our last blog post! Haha! It feels as though fall is just “Leaf-ing” too quickly😂
Between the end of season work rush, possible new projects and the start of the holiday season (what, too soon to start thinking about that?)...PLUS - this should have been the first thing mentioned....the addition of our 4th “neice” (whooo hooo! Shout out to Julia and Brian for letting us have the honor of being “Aunties” and “Uncle” again😁a gift we do not take lightly.) It has definitely been full....in the best of ways!
Now back to talking about the season....especially the leaves...why....you ask?...well, because they remind me of a certain verse or really a few verses in Ecclesiastes 3, where Solomon is talking about seasons.... “A season for everything under the sun....”(vs.1)
As I was driving to work the other day, marveling at the fact that just last week a lot of leaves were green, with only a few patches of color popping through....now this week the reds, golds, oranges and browns are just bursting with vibrancy.
During that drive I contemplated the shortness of the season and the actual brevity of the seasons of life. The highs, lows, in between....the waiting seasons, they all ebb and flow. Then I recalled further down to verse 11 - “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
Thus far in my life I can attest that even the most painful moments of life, being ill, witnessing loved ones sickness and death, have oddly become beautiful in time....some moments I truly still don’t fully understand and there still is pain and grief, yet, deep down I trust my Heavenly Father knows full well the grand scheme of things...and not just in my life but in yours too!
In the beautiful complexity of the layers that autumn brings I relish living in the present....while by nature I’m a planner....sometimes the best laid plans allow for the most wiggle room. Honestly isn’t that one very grand lesson 2020 has taught. Maybe it’s not “clear” vision but rather changed perspective.... in the moments where things are tough, know, that it is a season and that “this to shall pass.”
In everything there is a season....so treasure each moment as a gift from the greatest gift giver of all!
Love ya lots fam!
X~ Janna + Co