Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!  Welcome to the most wonderful time of year. Cooler temperatures. Pumpkin everything. Long pants. Hooded Sweatshirts.  Fresh Apples. Campfires. Changing Colors. Crunchy Leaves, Hot apple Cider. Popcorn. Pumpkins as Decor.

I {love} Fall!

I don't know how else to say it.  The only thing I can think of right off that I do not like about fall is the seasonal allergies that come along for the ride.  So far they have not bothered me though, for which I am so thankful.

Fall began last Tuesday, and I couldn't welcome the season without making pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.  I love most everything pumpkin, but these muffins are the best.  They define fall in their tasty goodness.

The mister's schedule has changed and these hours have proven to be more difficult to adjust to.  We wait patiently though for strength as our sleeping hours are short.  Time and time again, I thank the Lord that we are young.  It is not the healthiest of lifestyles right now, but we are able to manage.  I am so thankful.  I struggle to go to bed, knowing I am in the apartment alone.  My imagination is creative, and I struggle with fear.  While this is something I am working on, it has an encouraging reminder of the beauty of marriage.

I feel safe with my mister.  When with him, I sleep easy.  I spend a lot of time thanking the Lord for providing me with a strong husband who provides strength and safety in our home.

One of the perks of this schedule is that we get to go to Sunday morning worship together!

This schedule is just for a time.  We are relying on the strength of the Lord, and enjoying the time we do get together.

Teaching is going very well for me.  I am continually learning lessons.  Sometimes it is a proactive lesson, and other times it is a reactive lesson.  I am privileged to have gracious and patient coworkers who help teach me.  I have several parents and grandparents of my students who have mentioned that they pray for me daily.  I take great encouragement from this.  I cannot do it alone.

I was able to go the Southeast Christian School Convention last week, and was greatly encouraged.  It was restful in no way, but the change of pace was a welcomed refreshment.

We were able to have a quick visit at the mister's parent's house, and then his grandparents came and stayed with us.  One of the many joys of being a homemaker is being able to play hostess.  If you didn't already know, cooking is a love language.  It is my love language.  Now, in a few weeks we get to have my parents come for a visit!  It may be dangerous though, with coming during the season I enjoy baking so much in.

I hope you are able to enjoy the fall months as much as we do {a lot!}.  If you think of us, pray for spiritual growth.  Pray for physical and emotional strength with this period of time while we have this work school.  Pray that our love towards each other would continue to grow.