Crap, double posted and still forgot the prompt.
As I sit here and look outside, I can feel the warmth of the sun hitting my face and I long for those hot sultry days of summer. But behind the warm sun's disguise is the gentle reminder from Mother Nature that winter still abounds. When I think of the four seasons, I think of how blessed I am to live in an area that gets to truly enjoy every part of them.
I am really one who could not live without all four seasons. Each season brings the start of something new, something different. But most important to me, is sharing the joy of my own kind of creation with Mother Nature.
The end of summer always brought the greatest surprise of all, the announcement of our "something new". Knowing that in ten short months, God will give us something so wonderful that will change our lives forever. I always feel that these few ending weeks of summer were the most blissful for me.
Fall brings those cool, crisp days that vibrate with color. As much as I love Fall, I have more memories of blessing the porcelain goddess rather than enjoying the muted rainbow of Fall's colors. With Fall ending comes the beginning of winter, and the excitement that soon snow will fall, and we'll be cuddling up next to our warm fireplace sipping a mug of something hot. Most importantly for us, in Winter, is the holidays. There is no better feeling than not only rejoicing Christ's birth, but feeling those tiny kicks of our precious one. Whether it's the first time, or your third, no other feeling can compare with that.
Once Winter's snow whittles away, you can begin to smell the freshness in the air as Spring begins to make it's entrance. Standing outside and inhaling that freshness can instantly transform me back. Back to those days of wondering and waiting who this new being is inside of me. Preparing my nest for God's newest creation, all the while watching the outside world prepare for their new arrivals.
I look back and see how blessed I am to have experienced pregnancy and birth not once, but three times. Those are truly the days I will treasure forever and feel blessed that with each changing of the seasons, I can experience these special times all over again.