Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Life in A Bubble

Transition is the key word as of lately. Seems like everything and everyone is transitioning through this change of season or in their own personal lives. Here are a few I have noticed lately:

My Red Maple is filled with beautiful leaves in shades of vibrant reds waiting for the next windy day to take those leaves on their final journey back into the circle of life. I smile everyday I walk outside because it's so brilliant it stands out!

The roses and flowers are dropping their final buds and soon I will be taking mulch and covering them up for their long winters nap, saying a prayer for abundant blooms next spring and to enjoy this season of sleep.

My apple tree is losing it's leaves as well, preparing to prune it back and watch as it remains a silent sentinel in my backyard watching over the garden paradise until the fuzzy buds once more return promising goodness to come in the spring.

My kids are making their preparations for the long Thanksgiving week in which there is no school so they are trying to work ahead in hopes of adding a few extra days in to make this a beautiful week of blessings and gratitude.

Hubby is waiting on the final OK for the remainder of his contracts to come through so he can end his year on a high note and with a breath of "I did it!" so he can rest easy through next month.

Remembering that with our oldest, she is making her final preparations this year to emerge as an adult with her life ahead of her.

Loving that today is another beautiful monthly anniversary for hubby and I! We are celebrating 12 years, 9 months as of today! Happy Anniversary Steve, got you again!

Praying for so many great things for all of you as you make plans to finish out your year, but keep in mind those that may be struggling this year, this being a year more challenging and difficult than any they have seen. Let the hands and feet of Jesus be seen through the final days of this year and let us all show others just what being a true Christian is really all about!


Lynn said...

Always Love to read your blog, and especially today! I am another one who likes to watch for transitions in things.. I used to watch my Pink Dogwood tree that was outside near my kitchen windows, and our White Dogwood tree that was out in our front yard go through their transitions.. clear to when that last lonely leaf would finally blow away...to leave empty branches, and that only met that winter was no doubt here.. My family and I lived out in the country back in Pa. during this time..

Thank You for bringing back such nice memories of a time back then! Our 3 kids were only 13, 12, and 5 years old.. They are all grown adults now..


Cathy said...

Amen! Beautifully said.

Marydon said...

G'day Kat ~ Happy celebrating ... So glad that things are on the uphill trend for you. Beautiful write. Transitions can be tough, but hopefully the end results is wonderful.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Andrea said...

Praying and praising with you. This year has truly been an adventure! I have missed coming by lately. Thank you for being you.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

RCUBEs said...

Transition...I think you found the right word to describe the stages in our journey at this time...All the busyness, all the changes in each believer's life. But I love the reminder you wrote at the last part. To be His hands and feet...Praying all is well with you sister and God bless and protect you always. I pray that your bro.-in-law had fully recovered by now.

Joyce said...

This was so beautifully said. Transitions can be difficult but many of the most important things I've learned in life have been learned during times of transition.

I love a red maple...all our leaves are pretty much down. Its brown and bare waiting for the first snowfall.

Have a nice week!

cindy said...

Beautiful post.

NanaNor's said...

Sweet friend, I love the Maple's reds and brilliant colors. These are the trees I definitely miss from Ca.
Yes, seasons change but one thing is sure, His Love endures forever.
You are such a precious friend and I treasure the bond we have through blogland-just wish we could meet face to face-maybe one trip.
Hugs & love,

Rita said...

Nothing ever stays the same does it? But that's what makes life so interesting sometimes. Enjoyed all your "transitions" on this post. Have a wonderful Fall week!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So agree...such a transitional time of year for both plants and humans. Such a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Change often comes in fits & spurts & mini-deaths, only to be be sidelined when Spring arrives again, seemingly at "long last".

Indeed, many struggling hearts this year. God bless them!


Dena E's Blog said...

Each time I am here I'm sooooo thankful I came by.. You're soooo gifted by Him in your way of sharing on your posts..
Sis,, May you continue to walk powerfully in His Spirit ~~~Blessings and Hugsatcha Dena

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Great post!

petrii said...

Transitioning is a season we are in right now as well. Lots of transitions as my knee heals, and lots of transitions as Dak only has about 6 months left of school. We are knee deep in ACT's and getting ready for college applications (I think. He changes his mind a lot).

So I am definitely feeling the change of seasons in my heart as well. So thankful that God is right here with me every step of the way.

Love you friend,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you Kat. Beautiful post. This has been a hard year for so many people and I pray that next year is better for our country.
Enjoy all the Holiday's that our coming our way. Take care and God Bless you and your family.

Crown of Beauty said...

I have not been here for a while, and now that I am, it felt so good reading up on your recent posts.

Your maple tree is so lovely - I love the photographs you post on your blog.

Glad to hear great news about the prayers you have requested a while back - truly God works miracles.

Have a happy thanksgiving week ahead of you.

SO glad I dropped by and stayed a while today. I have missed you!