Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We are in October already! Welcome Fall!

Summer is my favorite time of the year!  As we get into fall and especially now as where I live is hot until October or November, I get a wee bit nostalgic.  After all, fall is when the kids start school.  You are again reminded of the fact that a year has gone by and now they are bigger (since I work in the school district too, I get it from all angles), that it's a fun time of the year with decorations and harvest festivals and pumpkins, as well as hot cider or hot chocolate or anything from pumpkin spice lattes to whatever fall hot drink is available.  It's also a time of reflection as one starts receiving notices asking if one would be willing to send a Christmas gift to your sponsored child, foster children, the Angel tree, etc.

As I see summer go from fun filled to obvious a family centered season, I can't help but think and pray for those that do not have families to be with at the moment.  Maybe it's due to a foster situation, maybe it's due to an adult not having close family around him/her.

I hope we can all take some time out of our schedule and not only embrace our families and fun fall activities, but maybe embrace someone else into the family or activities or with our thoughts/actions as this time may be the starting point of loneliness for others.

To everything there is a season.  May we all be able to lend a hand or gain new friends and pass the nostalgia around!  Happy October everyone!


Step-parent's Cove said...

Happy October to you also. I really wish summer could have been long, for I didn't get the chance to camp enough.

Penelope said...

It finally got cool and rained in Texas!!! 5 inches in one day!!! I can now think about pumpkin patch photos! Happy Fall!