With the fall season came brilliant colors and delightful weather for our enjoyment. It is my favorite time of year, hands down.
|Pre-ride grooming--he's already excited|
Fall is also a tough time of year for me, since I am currently not riding. It's ingrained in me to head to the barn and ride out, and then I remember--not now. It's another part of me--the equestrian I am at my God-created core, from my earliest memories--that I surrender to God's timing.
In characteristic fall style, the weather is widely variable and difficult to predict. It can be downright heavenly and alternately dreary and cold. So it is with our lives this year.
That weekend, we learned our family has grown even more, with the announcement of (daughter and son-in-law) Alison and Chris's baby on the way!
|Parents-to-be, Alison & Chris|
Nature tells me that winter and the quiet stillness of dormancy is right around the corner. In our lives, however, we feel as though spring is appearing and life is stirring again. Buds are appearing, along with the hope and promise of renewed life. I pray this is our season:
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty,
to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.