Faith and Fall

“There is at least a punky spark in my heart and it may blaze in this autumn gold, fanned by the King.” – John Muir

Fall burst in all its glory a little early this year.

There are times that I feel that autumn was made just for me.

Each year, my heart quickens and seems to both settle and pound at the burst of color and cool.

Perhaps it is because I am an autumn baby, but I feel like I am reborn each fall.

The lower sun illuminates the mountain gold, and the air becomes cooler.

Rain falls with more purpose.

All animals, from the largest bears to the smallest chipmunks, are at their most active right now, preparing for the long winter ahead.

As our wildflowers are dying and our mountains are preparing to sleep under a blanket of cold, I am coming to life.

Autumn always calls to my heart to wake up and be more.

But this year, it seems to be calling me fully back to life.

I feel more of a sense of purpose and drive than I have ever felt.

Faith is what has changed everything.

Faith that though there are long, cold times, there is so much life and it is worth living.

There are things to do and we will have help to do them.

Faith is a choice, but once that choice is made, the help to make it comes.

Now pardon me while I revel in being the mother of absolutely gorgeous children.

 

 

4 Responses

  1. Beautiful girls! I love their smiles.

    September 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

  2. Jamie

    Oh Ann, my heart be still!

    Your pictures, the prose…your beautiful daughters, such a blessing you effortlessly share with the world.

    You are loved, and cherished.

    Thank you, from a humble pounding heart, who feels the magnificence of fall…every single minute that we are blessed in it’s glory.

    September 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

  3. Jessie

    Gosh I miss you all!

    November 11, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  4. Emily

    I have missed your beautiful presence in this space, Ann. I always enjoy your posts.

    I hope you and your family are well.

    November 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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