Saturday, October 06, 2007
Fall Leaves and a Happy Homecoming!
I'll be among the many welcoming him back -- as well as enjoying my daughter and granddaughter ... my only wish is that he didn't have to leave again and face the terrors of war.
Drought here continues to be severe ... and I'm surprised that with so little rain there is any leaf color at all. I found a few maples and sweetgum trees changing colors, but the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows won't be seen in our parts this year.
Fall is melancholy for some of us -- for me as well. It reminds me, especially today, of all the changes that are part of life and how often it is difficult to accept these changes.
But today I'll rejoice in the time my son-in-law will be able to spend with his wife and daughter, home safe and loved. And I'll relish the bits of color that has blessed this browned and dry state.... as I continue to pray for rain and mostly, for peace.