We have three children heading in three different directions this fall. One off to college in Seattle, one tumbling into her sophomore year of high school, and the last just starting first grade–at a new school–actually at his very first school ever. Lots of changes.
And I have two new jobs! An editing position, and a support role for my brothers and their business.
Yes, summer’s end is here.
Which probably means more regular baking. Gotta have bread for those pb&j’s. And that will mean more giving. Hurrah!
Speaking of giving. I’ve done a bit of that lately–but, I’m keeping those stories to myself. Sometimes when your heart asks you to help another–the backstory of the circumstance, the middle story, and even what is to come needs to be guarded and kept private. That seems to be the trend as of late, so just know that I’m a busy bee here in my kitchen, and that this has been a prayerful time of giving, and of hoping for healing…
One thing that won’t change as we transition into fall are my excursions to the beach! Did you know that I spend time at the beach every single week, sun or storm, rain or raging wind? And here’s what I found at the beach this very day. A heart-framed view–a fitting reminder of how I’m trying to live my life–everything framed in love.
I’ll miss you, but I am excited about this time of new beginnings. Thank you for all the gifts you’ve brought my way these last three months–the warm days, new friends, the plums, the evening barbecues.
Oh, Lord, the author of Summer and the coming seasons, too… Help me to be a woman, who frames her days–every single one of them–in love.
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God bless you Jane! You are an inspiration.
We are in a similar place, Jane. Lots of new beginnings coming, and making me at least think about what I value in my life. And making me wonder what all these new things will lead to. Congratulations on the new jobs! I hope you enjoy them very much.
and p.s. I wish we were allowed to send PB and J! No peanut products in school. I feel like there is some essential part of childhood being left out!
Loved your heart frame photo and letter to summer. I hope to have my heart transformed into a frame of love and thanksgiving one of these days. xoxo
Radical beach find.