Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Ahhh the month that I have grown to love more through the years.  As a child I remember November being the month where we made turkeys by tracing our hands and then coloring them to have pretty feathers.  I remember that in school I was on a track system (B track to be exact) and that this was the month that we had been waiting for.  We had been in school since August and now it was our track's turn to go on a longer break.  So we had off from around Thanksgiving time to about January.  It was so much fun.  I remember doing so much stuff like playing with my sisters dress up; playing house and store with my sisters; pretending that I was the teacher in our cool backyard play house with a big chalk board.  I remember one time one of my parent's asked us to clean up the back yard, part of that was raking all the extra grass up.  We did it, and I remember pretending that the back yard was the top of an old man's head and that he was loosing all his hair so I had to clean it up for him (Gulliver's travels kind of thing where he was a giant and I was one of the super small people).  Oh the imagination I developed as a child... reality has definitely taking it's place.  I will always love going back in memories and thinking about how I viewed the world through my eyes as a child.

I love November because the season changes and you can feel the change from warm Summer weather to the chilled crisp air that comes with Fall.  It is the month of thanks giving.  I have so much to be grateful for this year.  I am most grateful for the blessings that God has given us.  As we have had an interesting year so far with so many new experiences, we have come to rely on the Lord and His timing.  Things happen when it is the right time, not because of our desire to have them happen right when we wan them to.  I am so grateful for my husband and his hard working self to provide for our family.  He is my rock and an amazing person.  I am thankful for my dogs.  They are so loyal and happy to see you when you come in from a day of work.  They are definitely part of my support system too.

I love the change in colors as I look around at the hills of the area where we are at.  I love the reds and golden colors that are coming.  One thing I am looking forward to is the rainy season.  Not the rain itself (because that drives me bonkers) but the smell after the rain and the clean freshness to the air is amazing!  I wish I could capture it some how and have it with me, but then again it might not mean as much to me if I could have it at my finger tips to enjoy so much.

I am grateful for this month so that I can make a conscious effort to count my blessings.  I have so many and am truly blessed.