Monday, September 2, 2013

Welcome Fall!

This long weekend heralds the end of summer, a return to school, and the beginning of our autumn.  I used to, when I was younger, hate Labour Day weekend.  As cottagers packed their cars for the return to the city, the beach felt deserted, and lonely.

Things have changed.  I welcome Fall this year.  Summer was a very stressful time for this family.  Things have settled down now, but I am still licking my wounds, and occasionally feeling as if I want to pull the covers over my head.

Welcome September with your cooler nights, and cozy sweater days.  I am excited about the changing  colours that are now becoming more visible.  I am anxious to harvest carrots and potatoes from our garden, and prepare those beds for a better crop next summer.  

Have I mentioned that Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year?  It's right around the corner, and as we did this weekend, we will welcome family...for a celebration of family...and the last gathering before snow flies.  

It's a cool night.  It's easy to think about Harvest on nights such as this.  For me, the harvest I most value is not what is on the table...rather, it is those that gather around the table.

I look around that table every year with great pride.  My children are doing well. They are hard workers and all are employed.  They all are good friends, and look after each other.  All are married and are loving spouses and parents.  We welcomed our eighth grandchild this spring.  Our tiny house will be filled to overflowing this Thanksgiving.

My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude everyday...for all our Littles...for all our Bigs...for a loving husband and Dad.

Goodbye Summer.  Welcome Fall!


  1. Congratulations on your latest grandchild, Wendy. I feel just the same as you about fall, although Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday since it makes me miss my parents. It is the time when I get together with my siblings, though, and that's wonderful. Give your Dad a big hug for me! :-)

  2. You've wound change , seasons and family into one great post. Throw in some pictures for icing on the cake. One warning. Your house isn't full at all. Wait until the little uns get big and you'll have to buy another house!

  3. I hope summer will stay a little bit longer.....))) from me Ria...x !

  4. Sorry you had some stressful times this summer. I hope that autumn brings the relief you need.