I've been contemplating change over the past week, as Autumn draws to a close Winter greets us for a new season. I feel as though I've only captured glimpses of my favourite season this year and yet it already makes way for cooler days, longer nights and mugs of peppermint tea to warm the soul.
I saw this quote by Gabrielle Blair recently and it has remained with me all week, especially as I sifted through a box of my grandmother's embroidered tablecloths and napkins yesterday. Still vivid with the colour of yesteryear, I unravelled this tea tray cloth to find Autumn leaves mingling with Spring blossoms, a dance of the seasons, a nod to the passing of time.
Each tiny stitch reflected my word for this year.. Embrace. While I long to be unpacked and settled in our new nest already and so often daydream about meeting our little bubba in September, I am reminded to be present and truly enjoy the current season of my life. Those moments of sheer delight and anxious wondering, restless nights, early morning kicks and the euphoric love that resonates in each special book we read and song we listen to as a little family.
This is my current season and it is pretty wonderful indeed..
Wishing you a beautiful final day of Autumn or the most glorious beginnings of Summer sunshine.