Here we are, "We're all together!"
Then we went for a little hike around our property.
That ended with a roll in the hickory leaves that just dropped from our tree last week.
Fall always feels like a time to "circle the wagons" to me. Pull up the harvest, begin to gather indoors, spend more time baking, and taking stock of the growing season that just passed. This Fall is not any different really, but the growing did not take place in the garden this year. Instead our heads and hearts have shifted and changed with the new perspective brought on by many of the changes - planned and unplanned - that have taken place in our lives this year.
It seems like this season will not end without another major shift occurring in our lives. As I write this my heart is heavy with the realization that our beloved GG has become gravely ill.
Right now it feels like October is telling us to slow down, take stock of the beautiful memories we have been blessed to form in this life, and give thanks for the beautiful matriarchs that grace our family. As I reflect I have been flooded with all the wonderful memories that my grandmother and I have shared. I know it is only selfish that I wish she could stay here with us longer. Instead I know it is time for her to go to where she belongs. Heaven is about to gain the most beautiful angel with crystal blue eyes and a southern accent... who adores cookies and snowmen!
Right now I pray for her peace and for her comfort. I hope she feels the glow of all the love surrounding her right now as we elevate her life and her light to the next level. We love you GG. We will forever hold your smile in our hearts.