Tuesday, October 13, 2009

All Too Familiar

It's fall. Again. And it's all too familiar for me.

I can't tell you how many Iowa falls I have lived (well, maybe I can - I just don't want to do the math). And each year...the same feelings are evoked by the same cool, brisk air. The same darkening skies. The same desires to run again. It IS cross country season, right? The same fleeting memories of marching band. The same, the same, the same.

And you know what? It's not supposed to be "the same" anymore. My heart longs for change...I guess I was called to be a missionary. It's clear to me that I'm ready. Ready to take the next step and create new familiarities...a fresh "same thing."

But, first things first. God wants me to experience another Iowa fall...and, like anything, I ought to embrace it with thanksgiving. Because all too soon - the "all too familiar" - will be a bajillion miles away. And I'll be missing it.

Fall Flower: Captured October 2008

Sarah and Fall - Oct. 10 2008 003 - BLOG little


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo!

I have yet to experience a "real" fall. Right now fall for me is 87 degrees. Oh well. Maybe one day! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful picture and I love the fall time too. it does bring back memories of my school days as an elementary child...something about fall always reminds me of NEW. I adore fall.

A Little Of This And That said...

Beautiful blog. Fall is my favorite time of year... no matter my geographical location.

Jennifer Bowen said...

What a beautiful flower shot! Great composition... leads you directly to the subject. Lovely bokeh, too.

Your post reminds me of how much I miss living up north. Fall here in TX is nothing compared to fall up there, but there's always beauty to be found in ALL places. =)

Just a lass said...

Delurking... Enjoy every minute of the fall! Once on the mission field I missed the change of seasons the most! (and texmex food.)

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