Saturday, November 6, 2010

Changing Seasons of Life

As the leaves have turned colors and fallen from the trees and the air has turned from humid to cold, another season in our lives may be about to change. Next Wednesday, a decision will be made to determine our nephew's future. I'm torn as to what the best decision would be, so I've been praying for God's will to be done. These last seven and a half months have flown by. Alex and I kept Sky this weekend so that my in-laws could have a weekend away and I took advantage of the opportunity to create a few good memories in case this is the last such weekend we have with Sky.

We played in a pile of leaves:

And roasted marshmallows in the fireplace:

I'm thankful that Fall has given us a different variety of activities to do than what we've done the rest of the year. And on that note, several friends have started lists of things they're thankful for this month. Here are a few of the things that top my list, in no particular order:

1. The opportunity to get to know Sky and hopefully fill his life with lots of love and happiness.
2. Our second year of marriage. Although we haven't had as many milestones as during our first year, when we got a dog (our first child! Haha), changed positions at both our jobs and bought a house, this second year has brought us many opportunities to grow as a couple. I've grown more in my relationship with God this year than ever before, and our struggles have been worth it.
3. My job. Even thought it can be monotonous sometimes, I'm blessed to be employed.
4. Family and friends. They've supported me and taught me so much this year. It would take a year to list all the many reasons why I'm thankful for each one of them.

Be blessed, my friends, as this holiday season fast approaches! Each of you has blessed me more than you could know!


  1. Amanda! You are such a great aunt. He is lucky to have you.

    Fall is my favorite time of year for certain. Although it suddenly feels quite wintery out, I think.

    We are all thankful to have you as a friend, too! Love ya!

  2. Thank you, Jamie! I agree, it does feel like winter already! I didn't expect to be using the fireplace so soon. I thought I was ready for winter and snow, but I was sadly mistaken. Where's the shorts and flip flops?!