Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Musings on an Autumn Day

I love the Fall. It is one of my favorite times of the year, right behind early summer of course. There's something magical about Fall. Its the smell in the air, of distant wood smoke, the earthy smell of leaves. Its the way the light changes and becomes a little brighter, harsher, and shadows are longer and darker. Its the way the breeze lifts the leaves off the trees and they dance as they fall to the ground. Fall always brings back the same memory to me, of playing outside in our large front yard while my daddy raked leaves, along with the other neighborhood men on Saturday afternoons. Radios blaring the Georgia game, with Larry Munson's voice booming across the entire neighborhood. Ahhh, football, especially bulldog football. Fall Saturdays in nothing else.
I'm afraid I've spent this Fall afternoon musing over deeper issues than leaves changing and Georgia football. Its one of those days spent musing "life" issues. I need to write about Judy one of these days. I just haven't been able to do that just yet. As though writing or seeing the words might make it all too real. But I'll get around to it....
Today I'm thankful for wonderful friends who are never too far away, and the "belles" who lift me up with prayer and encouraging words and laughter. I'm thankful for healthy children, who love their mama. I'm thankful for a husband who loves me and sticks by me, Lord love him. And, I'm thankful for a God who loves me, and supports me and lets me dump all my "stuff" on Him, and never seems to tire of saying "Give me the rest of it too..."
Yes, its a beautiful Fall day. Think I'll go up to the Apple Farm, grab a basket of apples, and do some baking this evening. Happy Fall Y'all!


sheila from life @ #17 said...

you and Judy have been on my mind a lot lately...


Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hello Rebecca!

It sure is pretty over here :). What a joy to see what you've done. I love the new header and your post is perfect timing for apples and fall :).

Have a fantastic day!
Kathi :)

stop by when you have I have a little surprise for you in my blog :)

Beaufort Belle said...

You and Judy are constantly on my mind as well as your daddy. Continuing my daily prayers for all of you!

Today, I received my Ronda Rich newsletter and so much of it made me think of you...UGA and "UGA" the bulldog (her dear friend is UGA's owner) and Ronda's favorite place is St. Simons.

Remember this "belle" is ALWAYS thinking of you!

Love you my dear, precious friend!

Beaufort Belle said...

Had to post again...check out my blog...I have tagged you for a very cool tag (and I am pretty sure I may know what genre yours will be from).

Love, Jennifer

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hello Rebecca,

Just stopping by to tell you I'm thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and hugs,
Kathi :)

Cathy said...

Praying for Judy and your family.


Millie said...

I just came across your blog today, and love your header photo!
I'm sorry you are going through a rough patch.(those words seem so inadequate!)