Today, I finished up the last details of an Art quilt of a tree clothed in fall colors.
After many months of walking past the tree that was the subject of this Art quilt, it was really interesting to take notice of the changes that the tree went through.
While working on this piece, I wanted to put a little girl reading a book with her best friend on a blanket. Originally, I thought of my granddaughter, but I think it is also how I see my younger self. Days of carefree wonder and appreciation of the beautiful trees around me.
The fall colors seem a bit poetic today as I think of all the times, as a mom, that I wished for just a few minutes to read a good book. Always in such a rush to keep all of the plates spinning. It seemed like a never-ending treadmill of playing catch up with chores, laundry and dishes. I would look to the time of having a few minutes to myself like a faint light at the end of a very long tunnel. And yet, now I realize that you literally blink twice, and your children are grown.
Watching the brightly colored leaves fall is a reminder of the beauty and temporary nature of the seasons of life. I am continually reminded of so many of God’s blessings. He has given me perseverance through trials, and been gracious to give me more of an understanding of His Word. Through the seasons, there is a constant reminder that nothing stays the same. We are always growing and changing. As much as it has been a blessing to watch my children grow, it is even more so watching my grandchildren grow with the perspective that I have now. So, in reaching a milestone birthday, I’m welcoming this new chapter and looking forward to all the adventures that it will bring.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25