21 October 2009

Autumn Time

Walking home from class today gave me the opportunity to sojourn along the brick-walkway that hugs the south hill of BYU campus. I had just come from my Marriage Preparation class and found myself deep in personal reflection. The past few months have given me much to think about and I am grateful that I had the time today to ponder about what we had been discussing in class. The past two weeks have been a time of great change in my life: two new infirmities to discover, a new skill to learn (Hurray for finally swallowing pills!), talents to put on hold, old friends to comfort, new friendships to cultivate, family to be worried about (Stop getting sick and breaking your bones and tendons!), and classwork to focus on. Through the stresses of it all, I have taken great joy in feasting on the words of Christ in the Book of Mormon as well as continued reading of my patriarchal blessing.
I love this time of year. The colors of the trees are changing, the air is becoming more crisp, BYU students are still cheering for the Cougars, and I have an excuse to go shopping for a fabulous Halloween costume (Pictures forthcoming). As I walked home from class this afternoon I couldn't help but thank Heavenly Father for the glories of autumn. The leaves on the ground are yellow, green, and pink now but soon they will be covered by snow. For now, I can be grateful for the beautiful colors of autumn, the wonderful friends I have and the moment of quiet reflection that I was able to enjoy.

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