I’m not sure how or why it happens, but every summer seems to float off into history at a mind bending pace. Even though the days are longer, the sun keeping us company, warming our faces and lighting our days for more productivity, there is always more to do than what can be accomplished in a 12 hour period.
My days are full, good full.
I have certainly been blessed this year with a garden that is yielding an over abundance. Our freezer is filling up and the empty jars on the shelves, in the storage room, are being replaced with colorful jars full of garden freshness.
The flowers in my garden are a continual source of enjoyment and comforting peace.
Every time I walk outside I am blessed with their beauty and reminded of their Creator.
Our summer break is coming to a close, to me it is bitter sweet. I love the freedom summer days bring. Time for gardening, hanging clothes on the line, preserving, swimming, picnics, lazy afternoons flipping through back issues of Country Living with an iced coffee in my hand! But, I also look forward to the schedules that school brings. Productivity, learning, organization, time spent snuggled on the couch reading with my children, candles burning, bread baking, crocheting!
I guess that’s what keeps my life interesting. The change in seasons not only brings beauty and wonderment into my life, but it helps me to be thankful that my life isn’t like a straight, flat, monotonous, highway, but rather a glorious country road full of hills and dales and meandering curves through woods and fields.
Who wouldn’t want to take that journey?
Today I am thanking the Lord for my full days. I am relishing the coming change. I am counting every blessing. Because each and every day is a beautiful treasure.