November 30, 2011

a time for everything...

I found myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the weekend and realized I hadn't been taking pictures of our time together with Aaron's family. So I grabbed the camera and captured some moments while the boys were playing outside.

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend hosted beautiful weather - crisp, sunny mornings followed by mild afternoons. What perfect weather for playing outdoors!

Grant associates Grandma and Grandpa Mayes' house with three things: Grandma and Grandpa (of course), Henry the dog, and basketball. It takes about fifteen seconds for him to exit the car, locate the ball, and direct the closest adult to "shoot".

Our beloved Henry is getting up there in years. Yet he still tolerates a lot when the boys come to visit.

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Since I mentioned Henry, I have to sneak in a couple pictures of our own sweet "Sadie-kitty". She is so patient with the boys - even when she is getting her tail pulled. Both boys have learned the valuable lesson of "being gentle" with her.

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The weekend left a fingerprint of happy exhaustion.

The cold weather has finally been ushered in and the leaves have begun their final act of descent. The bare trees announce that it is time to prepare for winter. I reluctantly concede. I feel as if my heart has already been laying dormant in mourning and I am ready for spring. I seek a new chapter but I cannot force it. Just like the seasons, it will come. I know it will. I cannot yet see the light at the end of the tunnel but I can faintly feel its warmth.

...All in good time. 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 
  a time to be born, and a time to die;
  a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 
  a time to kill, and a time to heal;
  a time to break down, and a time to build up;
  a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
  a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 
  a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
  a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 
  a time to seek, and a time to lose;
  a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
  a time to tear, and a time to sew;
  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
  a time to love, and a time to hate;
  a time for war, and a time for peace.           Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


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