Thursday, September 6, 2012

end of summer

A common question Caleb and I ask each other is, what are you thinking about? When I ask Caleb, he answers me with the one thought he's dwelling on. But when he asks me it's harder for me to answer. There is never just ONE thought running through my mind. 
These are a few of the thoughts I had this week.

Usually, I'm ready for the the start of a new season, but this year I'm having a hard time saying good-bye to Summer. There are still a number of things on our Summer bucket list not checked off. I guess they'll wait till next year. School has started, the mornings are crisp and the leaves are changing colors. Fall is here.

 It's been a whole year since we moved. I can't wrap my mind around it. There's an aching for California that never leaves me, but I never question our move. I know this is where God wants us. 

 I watch my children and I'm amazed how they've changed since we've been here. It happened so gradually that in the day to day I didn't see the difference, but I look back at pictures and videos and they've grown so much.
 I miss them a little. 

I never tire of watching God's creation. I'm in awe constantly and never know how to completely soak up it's beauty. 

I'm being stretched right now. God who is ever faithful is calling me to trust him in an area that is very difficult. He's never failed me, so why do I have a hard time resting in his sovereignty? My dad said, we say we believe in a Sovereign God, now we need to live it out. It's so true. Now is the time to live what I say I believe. 

My affection for my children has grown. I'm not sure how. I didn't think it could, but it continually does. I LOVE my children.

I'm so glad it's Friday cause that means only one day left before I get two whole days with Caleb. 

the end.


kaylee@life chasers said...

we ask eachother the same thing all of the time.
i also have been dealing with the 'aching' of leaving but also loving the change. i wonder if it will always be that way.
i can't believe it's been a year for you!

Rebekah said...

Praying for you!

bandofbrothers said...

i feel like we need another phone conversation. lol.

beautiful pictures!

brittany said...

beautiful photos!!

Kiley said...


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

such beautiful shots :)!

Flor said...

I'm usually not ready for summer to end, but I'm very ready for this heat to just be gone and cooler weather to come around!

and we ended summer with still some things unchecked from our summer list. we can always roll them into a small Fall List if need be :)

and i compeletely understand about being stretched right. but oh, when you let go and trust him.. know that He will bless you so much more for it! Continue to have faith and stay strong :)

christina said...

hmmmm. I just spill thoughts out all the time lol.

I love seeing Gods beauty in nature ... love it.

Morgan said...

it's wonderful that you're still able to see the beauty around you as deal with the seasons change...very inspiring.

new to your blog..looking forward to future posts! :)


katygirl said...

its been a week since your last post.

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