The Beauty of Changing Seasons

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A new season always signifies change. The first day of Fall is just a few days away and many changes will gradually occur. Leaves will start to turn beautiful autumn shades, pumpkins of all sizes will be everywhere, cozy clothes will fill our closets again and apple cider will be the perfect remedy for cooler weather. Warm summer days will become memories and new autumn memories await our discovery.

 Similar to the transition from Summer to Fall, I too am in a season of change. A few weeks ago my little family said good-bye to our condo {our first home}, and we said hello to a house. Our cozy condo was a blessing to us for four years. After clearing out our condo, I stood there and looked around at an empty place—but it really was not empty. It was full of so many memories that will stay with me forever…

Friday night pizza and movie dates with my husband

fun birthday celebrations

finding out that we were pregnant for the first time

hand painting images on the wall of our son’s woodland themed nursery

bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time

grilling on the patio

baking goodies in the kitchen

and the list goes on…

God blessed us richly in our time there and we became stronger as a family. We were grateful for that place, yet it was always our hope to have a house. God heard the desires of our hearts and He graciously opened the door for this happen. We now have an inviting new place to call home and have experienced a road of changes along the way.

Through this time of transition, I am reminded of a few things:

Change is a process.  

We are still sorting through boxes and adjusting to living in a new home. I have to daily remind myself that it takes time to settle into a home. The heart and soul it takes to make a house a home is no one-day task. It takes patience and hard work, but it is very rewarding to see things come together.

Change reminds us of how much we need God.

While I absolutely love our new house, there have been some stressful and exhausting days throughout this move. These harder days point me back to my need for God. God wants us to depend on Him, trust Him and rely on Him to meet our every need. Truthfully, I rely on myself way too much sometimes and ignore the help God wants to offer me. He is refining me during this time and reminding of the peace that comes from resting in His comforting arms.

Change awakens newness.

This move has brought about many new blessings.There are new spaces to decorate, new places for my 2-year to explore {like the backyard}, new neighbors to get to know, a new community to enjoy and many new memories to be made.

There will always be changes in life—Whether it be a move, a job change, a new child or an unexpected situation. While our circumstances are always changing, what a comfort to know that God’s promises always stay the same. His constant love and faithfulness remains perfect through every season our lives. Through the changes He is there to guide us, refine us and lead us to glorious places.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. ~Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

hannah

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2 thoughts on “The Beauty of Changing Seasons

  1. Congratulations on your new house!! And thanks so much for this perspective on change. I LOVE the verse in Ecclesiastes you quoted at the beginning. :0)

    • Thanks Juliet! Change is an interesting thing…sometimes it can be hard and other times it can signify something really good. Either way, I believe God can bring beauty out of both situations (if we let Him). Blessings to you!

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