What’s your favorite season? And Why?
I love Fall best of all because it was my mother’s favorite season. She dreamed of a wagon load of pumpkins being delivered to her backdoor 🙂 And maybe because I just love everything about it:
High football game memories (yes, bigger than LSU, I was a “confederate,” part of the marching squad. I just loved being part of something. Even if one of my closest friends now was a prestigious “High Stepper.” I remember like yesterday, my crush, (and half of my group had the same crush), Mike, showed up at a home game to “see me.” (Yeah, right, well a girl’s gotta dream a little! ;))
I love Fall/Autumn because I was married on the most perfect beautiful day ever recorded in history. The Priest said so during the ceremony. (And then I cried the whole way to New Orleans because I was leaving my sister, Lu.
I love Fall because my birthday is in the Fall.
I love Fall because I can enjoy and leave out the same house decorations for two glorious months, while they gather dust. LOL
But mostly, I love Fall because of how it feels and colors my world: the warm reds, oranges, browns and the bright pumpkins in front of the stores! My mother used to scrimp and save to buy just one pumpkin. Now, I gaze dreamily at the “Cinderella” pumpkins in front of Whole Foods. Oh how elegant they are. I always wanted to grow pumpkins in my backyard! And the change in the air from the heavy, stifling heat of summer that lingers in steam on the streets after a quick rain, to the gentle wind that blows cool against your neck and soft new hairs tickle your cheeks. We think warm sweatshirts, and a scarf of color for the neck. (Okay, so it hides my extra chin. Don’t tell!) And fires (okay so we do mostly electric, my husband tells me a pioneer he is not) and melty, sticky s’mores that stick to my chin (not both chins) and so if we cheat and make them in the microwave? (A Survivor tie breaker I AM NOT!).
Now, I love FAll, because it;s the season of thankfulness. Gratitude has lit many a dark night as I woke and added to my thankful gifts. (See Ann Voskamp link to the left and look up the joy dare. God took my thankful heart and is making into a life of gratitude. I am just a few short of my second thousand.
Ann Voskamps Joy Dare for November 13, 2013
Three Gifts Behind A Door:
2. A hallway with windows
3. A Daughter’s Life space (and a considerable mess!)
“. . . the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.” ~ Ann Voskamp