Where did you go?! I mean seriously, it was SNOWING yesterday! I think you stuck around for what, one day?!
I should be mad at you, really, I should. But instead, I’m going to remember what you were like last year, and let the rest of the world in on a few of my favorite things about you....
Never mind, that’s what I was going to do, but I’m still too upset at you to think about those things. So, I’m letting you go, something I should have done a long time before now. I’ll accept the fact that I won’t be seeing you again until next year, and trust that God has a plan even for you.
Goodbye, Fall, see you next year.
Not quite sure if I’m happy to see you yet or not, but I’m still working on “being content in all things,” and yes, that means you.
Now, when I think of you, I think of pretty lights, hot chocolate, Christmas trees, family traditions, warm meals, Christmas carols, giving gifts, baby Jesus, His story, and oh, so many other things! But you see, we haven’t even stepped into the first day of November yet and already you have me bewitched by thinking of the Christmas Holidays!
So, dear Winter, I’m saying goodbye to you as well.
But don’t worry, we’ll meet up again soon.
You’ve surely got me confused this year. There’s no gently falling leaves, beautiful weather or morning walks. But I’m determined, (even though it’s not Thanksgiving yet) to, “give thanks in all things.” Because, we shouldn’t just be thankful during Thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:18"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
Because of that, we’re going to do things a little differently this Tuesday. I’m going to list some of my favorite November memories.
(Alright, Fall, you win. Since these memories don't actually take place in November, you'll be included a little too.)
So without further adu:
My favorite memories about Fall are definitely the day we'd take to travel to some of our favorite places.
We'd get up early that morning, traveling a while away to get to our first stop:
Burt's Farm & the Pumpkin Patch
We'd wander around the giant pumpkins (which at that time were almost bigger than us!) until we found just the right spot to take some pictures.
On occasion, we'd hop on the hay ride as well.
We had such a blast and the day was just getting started!
We'd then stop at:
Mercier Orchards (were we'd get apple pies and each pick out our own lollipop)
The next stop would be:
Amicalola falls (we'd have a picnic and follow a short trail to view the prettiest water fall ever!)
Sometimes we'd head over to Fort Mountain and hike up to the overlook.
I don't think I can pick a favorite memory out of those days. It was all so much fun! But there was always something really special about ending our day like we did.
We'd head over to Fields of the Woods and climb up the hundreds of stairs, observing the Ten Commandments on the lawn. We'd then climb up into the building that looked every bit like a castle to me then!
We'd walk among the miniature replicas of Golgotha, the Tomb, and a few others.
And then we'd drive up the mountain a little ways and watch the sunset, surrounded by flags placed in the shape of a cross.
Without doubt, that day was a day we all looked forward to. They are memories that none of us are likely to forget.
Each of those stops will always hold a special place in my heart.
"Memories made to last, are memories we'll hold fast."
And I can say without a doubt, that I won't be letting go of these memories anytime soon.
Did you enjoy that small window into our life?
Would you be interested in seeing posts like this everyone once in a while?
Let me know in the comments and I'd be happy to schedule a few posts like this!
May the Lord bless you all as you go about serving Him this week.
“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.
The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”