End of Fall?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Since I'm used to living by the gulf coast and not the mountains, the whole idea of winter here has me a bit nervous.  I tend to freeze at the mildest of temperatures.  There have been a few time the past month that the weather has cooled here.  Each time, I've thought to myself-- Is this it?  Is this where it gets cold and stays cold until May????  This morning as I watched the weather, I had the same thought.  It is supposed to get much colder by the end of the week.  I made myself get outside for a run.  I ended up going to a nearby trail.  I'm very proud of myself for doing that.  I usually run on the streets when I'm by myself.  But today, I just had the urge to go onto the trail and enjoy this beautiful weather.  I'm so glad I did.  I ran/ walked/ and prayed for most of the hike!!  It was such a good feeling to be out in nature.

One song that I love to run to is Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide."  I love the words... they are so fitting for my life.

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

I love to run to that song.  It had a bit of a new meaning this morning when I heard it.  I was lucky enough to get to spend the weekend with my parents.  Dr. T went to Fort Worth to meet up with friends for the weekend.  On the way, he dropped me off at my parents' house.  My dad looked at me Saturday afternoon and asked, "Sharon, are you happy?"  What a sweet question.  I assured him that I am.  We talked about what a huge move this has been for me.  And even though I don't have any friends here and I've left a home and job that I loved... I am very happy.  

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

I hope that R would be proud of how I'm handling the seasons of my life.  I think he would be.  

Scenes from my hike: