Cool out!!!! When was the last time that I could say that. I woke up this morning and what did my wandering eyes did appear but….no wrong story. Well I did wake up and boy there was a bit of a chill in the air. Is it real? Can I say there is a break in the humidity? Yippity do dah. Woohoo. I do not mind the heat but when combined, it is rough on the body. So colour me happy. I like that phrase for some reason as it seems to suit the feelings swirling inside me right now.
I love fall but no it is not Fall yet. Do not get me wrong as I love the four seasons and being able to experience them all. Summer in August is usually warm days with cool mornings and evenings. Not so much, and definitely not lately. So I am just way too happy in feeling the windy breeze lap its coolness around me. The trees are catawalling their leaves, this way and that. Oh such a delight because the wind is chilly…yep ‘put on your pants’ kind of chilly. That is why I welcome the Fall because the temperatures are near perfect. You can wear shorts and tees or light sweater and pants and not feel like you are smothering.
So thank you so much Mother Nature for the gift of reprieve. I went out on the deck and spun around, allowing the wind to whip my hair, stretching my arms out wide, relishing the gorgeousness of the morning sunlight with its warmth in the cool. Oh yeah. Don’t you just welcome the hardiness of nature’s untapped reserve of goodness…coming in and giving peace once again. I hope that it is experienced in other parts of the world today.
Well I have been on another sabbatical of sorts from blogging, My bad. Busy for a hot minute to touch base with family. When you are a mom, you are always a mom. Life unfolds in ways that are so unexpected but always you rise to the wake of family journeys. Oh to wrap your loved ones up, hold them tight, give them just a wee bit of that unconditional love so indescribable…a moment to breathe strength within. There is nothing like that feeling of helplessness until you see the whites of their eyes. Then the day follows the night and all looks new again…able to take a deep breath or four.
I think when you have children, you take on many lives (not asked of you) and that you do not stop thinking of them. It does not matter how old they are or how well they are doing or how independent they are or how far or close they are to you; you worry with love. Of course worry takes up way too much real estate in one’s mind and heart; life happens and will continue too. Things will take place regardless. But it is the response that is important I have found…oh yes the way we take what we are given and make lemonade out of lemons in life. Or is it freshie or fruit punch or what have you. It is here that you really feel life fully lived no matter what is going on. And as a mom, you respond…you know the mom way. Not from a books or internet or TV show like Leave it to Beaver or write in to Dear Abby. No. Just. Be. There. Yep.
So today I am going to enjoy such a gift of sun and wind and cool chilly breeze. You gotta love it.
Blessings. Let us pray for those who need it today. And to all school communities. Thinking of the educators and students this coming Fall as they get ready for a year of unknowns. Let it be good.