Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Month Away From Fall
This weather has drawn us back outside. Weekly trips to walk about our favorite pond can happen once again. The kids and I love this ritual. I must make the time to stop our busy days and get us outside. All too soon, the cold winter will replace the hot summer days that kept us indoors.
One of the things that I enjoy most about this lovely weather is being able to have the windows open. I love hearing the birds chirp, the cicada humming, and the cooler breeze blowing through the house. I can wait for the day we cannot keep them open.
This summer has been one of extremes. I should have known that the drought would not last forever, but it just seemed eternal. Alas, I am not really a very patient person. I am a grateful person, however. So grateful for this change in weather pattern! The Lord heard our prayers and sent relief in His good timing.
So now, I feel a change in myself. I feel an urgency to get out there and enjoy what is left of this summer. There will be some hot days left in which to swim. There will be cool mornings in which to walk. There will be a day that comes that I will no longer be able to keep an open window. Until that day, I will do my best to enjoy the outdoors. And beyond that day, I will just put on some more layers and get on to enjoying the next season!