I walked to the beat
of falling leaves
beneath my feet
leaves thick as thieves
I watched the foliage
drift and sway
on this breezy, balmy
I wanted to hit the pause button again this morning. This is my favorite time of year… that time when we are still full with Thanksgiving JOY and yet we anticipate all the excitement the Christmas Season brings!! And secretly, I wish I could hoard pumpkin spice EVERYTHING so that I could savor it a bit longer…
Speaking of this in-between season, I’ve got a ‘tween at home… She marches to her own beat, and I honestly don’t know what’s going to come out of her mouth from moment to moment. A strong willed child, she’s also a delightful mix of sarcasm, humor and wit. Her name is “Sophia” which actually means wisdom.
I was out running errands with both girls the other day, and my oldest commented that I’m getting old. My jaw dropped as I turned to her with a look of disbelief that she would say such a horrid thing!
Well, I guess there’s a little bit of truth to that- I will hit the big 4-0 in June….ugghh….
Without skipping a beat, my youngest chimes in with her words of wisdom- “Mom, I like that you’re getting older- it means your more experienced!”
My heart warmed just a little bit as I turned to look at her lovingly. “Soph, that’s so sweet!”
“Well, I just said it to make you feel better. You ARE old!”
But then, just a few days later, she surprised me again…
I went to my favorite grocery store the other day- Trader Joe’s. If you’ve never been- you are missing out. I love everything about this place! The employees treat me like a long, lost friend- always eager to chit-chat and offer suggestions of new things to try. I was desperate, I mean DESPERATE for more Pumpkin Spice k-cups, but, alas, they were all out.
At check out, the cashier asked me if I found everything I was looking for. I told him how I wanted more Pumpkin Spice coffee. We both commiserated over the ending of the “pumpkin season”, and he shed an imaginary tear with me.
Then my daughter piped up-
“But Mom, it wouldn’t be as special if you had it all the time!”
Which reminds me to treasure those special days with these girls… because just like pumpkin spice- they are only young for a “season”!
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery