Just last week the trees were full of leaves that were the most beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange. This week, the last of those leaves are barely hanging on. Daylight savings has come, which makes for dark, depressing evenings. And the never ending cold-weather sicknesses are already starting to appear at our house as I was just diagnosed with walking pneumonia.
And through it all, I will still praise the Lord for the promise of life that comes after death, just as the spring shows us after every winter. I will be grateful to know that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. And whether healthy or sick, I can trust that the Lord will carry my burdens for me. He gives me more than I can handle so that I will lean upon Him, reminding me that His grace is sufficient. It was very encouraging to re-read "The Hiding Place" over the past few days and see how that true that was for the ten Boom family.
The past couple of weeks have been really busy and it doesn't look like things will slow down anytime soon. One of those afternoons was spent playing in the leaves while the big kids played football.
love these kids and their sweet smiles
we also took a little trip to the park--I love these faces!
also a trip to the zoo
isn't my Grandma lovely?
I made the mistake of not taking pictures of their Halloween costumes until that cold 40 degree day...which left me without any good pictures. Oh well. My Star Wars cuties won a costume contest that night and we came home with lots of candy and gift cards. It was a good night!