My favorite season is summertime. Yes, I enjoy hot weather. The warm season energizes me and is a reminder of the way the Lord refreshes us during our seasons.
All of us go through seasons.
Springtime brings growth as the flowers and trees blossom. The weather turns warm; nature arises with new life and possibilities.
In life, we go through spring seasons where we sow and flourish. This is the season for careers, residences and relationships. It seems that behind every corner there is hope.
In the summer, nature comes to its full potential. The days are longer with the promise of good things to come. This is the sowing time. What we do, who we are and how we treat others in our summer season becomes our legacy.
In autumn, the days become shorter. The leaves change color and fall from the trees. All of nature prepares for colder weather.
In our autumn season, we might reap some of the things sowed in earlier years. We’ll ponder the past, praise the blessings and hopefully learn from our mistakes.
In winter, the weather is cold, sometimes with snow and ice. The days are shorter and nights are longer. Nature is dormant without growth.
People in their winter season tend to live a simpler life. They stay inside more and require less worldly trappings. Life’s winter season maybe the last of the seasons, but for many natures shines with more beauty. The past is accepted and people move forward with a milder outlook.
There is no skipping the seasons. All we can do is recognize the times we’re in, and make them the best we can.
I’m in my autumn years, I realize my 'winter season' is around the corner. As I approach that time of life, I’m grateful and blessed. Many years ago, I accepted the Lord into my seasons. I now look beyond my earthly times, toward a joyous eternity.
No matter who you are, know you’re strong. Hold onto faith and make the season you’re in a time for blessings.
To celebrate my autumn years I’m writing a series based on older characters that have a zest for life in a small southern town. ‘Southern Joy,’ is book1 of Autumn Years.
Robin Young has worked for one of the largest audit and assurance firms’ in Ohio for thirty years. Her career has left little time for relationships. After receiving an urgent call from her sister’s neighbor, she hurries to the small town of Fairhope, Alabama.
The ambiance of Alabama has Robin contemplating life and meeting Tucker Ray, the quintessential “good ole boy” of the south, adds to the charm.
Her stay in Fairhope uncovers a secret, and a chance for love, but the Buckeye state is where she belongs.
Can Robin accept change and unravel matters of the heart?