Today is the day before school starts in our area. The weather even changed as if to better prepare for what’s in store. It’s beautiful out, but there’s a new crispness in the air, gently suggesting you bring out your flannel shirts and blankets soon.
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(post heavy on backyard blooms and inspiration)
So many changes are coming. So today I paced around through the garden to capture what will soon be tucked away for another season.
But I have another reason I wander in the backyard. It’s a mental escape. When I have a need to think in the quiet, this is where I disappear to. With camera in hand, I have no idea what will grab hold of me and draw me to shoot.
So I wander.
I came here to think about Brad and the kids and what’s ahead for them. They are coping. My sister is with them helping. But it can’t stay that way forever. It’s hard. Such big sudden changes for them and I don’t know what to do about it or how to even feel.
So I wander some more.
My kitten is changing too. Ok, 14 is not exactly a kitten but she will always be that in my eyes. She’s moving slower and getting more cuddlier and follows me around just as much as the dog use to. I love it. Her hair is still attempting to grow back and she’s looking a little less lion every day. I tell this girl I adore her a million times a day.
Changes are also in store for my boy. A new grade brings bigger challenges, some I’m fearing. But just like last year, I know we’ll figure it all out. It’s just tricky when mom knows less than her son. My little bub is gone. There’s a young man in the house now.
And changes are happening for even me. I’m about to go on another adventure (Bella Rustica announcement here) that will prove to be a little more challenging than the last one down south. Strangely enough, I should be nervous but I’m really not. I’ve just decided to be myself and hopefully that will be enough.
Some changes are so challenging. But I know if we search deep enough, or perhaps even wait, there’s eventually beauty in every thing that comes our way. You just have to have faith that what’s before you is meant to be there and try and make sense of it all.
We can either fight these changes or jump into them full swing and accept what’s before us and do our very best. I’d rather take on the latter. What choice do we really have?
Everything really is beautiful, in it’s own way.
We just have to know what to look for at the right time.
Are you good at dealing with change?
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