August 1 - Weather The Change

Beginnings and Ends #sky #sunrise #clouds
Random thoughts as I captured this morning's sky - August 1 ushers in another season of change. "Because it can't be a mistake, if I just call it change". Letting Go and Moving Forward.

Who knew that August would become the new January? It has become the month that signals the start of something new. Summer, with its intoxicating mix of freedom, sunshine, recreation, relaxation, balmy breezes and long days clings on, but can’t overcome the reality of darker mornings, empty beaches and back to school sales.

Who could predict the impact of change within my life, just over the past year? While nothing earth shattering, so many things have changed. My husband started a new job exactly a year ago - that situation, came with many positives but a few not so positive aspects. I go over the past year’s events and can’t help but wonder what’s in store this year.

His mercies never stop; they are new every morning #change
A Year Ago - After Scott left to start his new job. Beauty transcends sadness.

Change, while always present, will be amplified this year as we face major life milestones – both children are in High school, there will be college visits, college applications and a high school graduation. As a mother, there can be no bigger milestone than one of her children leaving the nest - a necessary rite of passage for the child, a tumultuous one for the mother.

Of course, with all change come new opportunities. We just need to see them that way. Let go, trust and enjoy the ride. I hope I can do just that.

The song, Landslide seems to be appropriate today.

I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too
Oh, I'm getting older too

I take my love, take it down
I climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down, oh, oh
The landslide bring you down

Amy at love made my home  – (August 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM)  

I hope that it is a great year ahead. I know what you mean a bit about August being like January, but that is more because that is my birthday month so it kind of feels like a start, plus it was the end of the summer holidays at the end of August and back to school so I guess that was a new start too. xx

Nicki  – (August 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM)  

This is crazy, but not too long ago I heard that song on the radio and really felt a connection to the lyrics (so much so, I noted it in my phone notes for future reference). Good luck with this year - it will be one you will never forget - extra special, exhausting, and rewarding.

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