Thursday, September 26, 2013


The view from our kitchen window!


         Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  I love the coolness after the hot summer, and the smell of crispness in the air.  But I think most of all I love the colors of Autumn.  The leaves of the trees that have been green gradually give way to reds, yellows, oranges, rust, and brown.  It reminds me of something I heard a preacher say years ago:

                "God could have made everything black and white, and we would never have known.  But He is a generous and loving God and He gave us color!" 

         Autumn reminds me of that.

        It was in September that Mom received the diagnosis of her pulmonary fibrosis.  The doctor diagnosing her told us that with her progression of the disease, she wouldn't live more than 6 months.  That was 3 years ago! 

        Our God is indeed a gracious God!  Lovingly giving us far more than we even know! 

        As a caregiver, I am learning to cherish each day, both the good and the hard days.  They are all a part of the tapestry that the Lord is weaving. 

        Just as summer moves into autumn, autumn will move into winter with it's changes and blessings.  And just as Mom's illness is making her frail and weak, it will eventually move into being the chariot that will take her Home.  And at that time I will look back on these days, as hard as they are sometimes, and want them back.

        So I cherish today, just as I cherish the colors of Autumn. 

        Caregiver, the moments we have with our loved ones are precious and a gift from God.  Make the memories while you can!


  1. I love autumn, too, and am touched by your reminder to cherish every day, no matter the season!

  2. Thanks, Tracey! Your are so encouraging! Chris


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