Lately, my life has not been going “as planned.”
The calendar tells us that autumn has arrived….and we welcome it.
Autumn is wonderful. It’s a time of hearing the crunch of leaves under our feet…for breathing in the crisp, fresh air…for finding beauty in the witness of nature changing slowly from one season to the next.
But on this Saturday morning, October 29, many of us wake and scream…my pumpkin is frozen!
We find that winter has made an unexpected early arrival.
Each day, we go about our lives, expecting the expected…until the unexpected happens.
Yesterday, my family received unwelcome news.
Like snow in October, we adjust. We deal. We go into our closets to find our boots and our gloves. We tromp through the snow and the slush. We shield our faces from the wind. We muddle through the unexpected…knowing that one day, maybe when we least expect it… we will again feel the warmth of the sun.
It will thaw our pumpkins…………………………….and brighten our days….
…and fade the memory of an unwelcomed season.
How do you deal with unexpected and unwelcome news?
I’m going to try hard to write a few posts this week and catch ya’ll up. I’ve truly missed being here on a regular basis and commenting on your posts as well!!