Monday, September 30, 2013

What I learned in September.


1. I learned {again} that community is one of the sweetest gifts we can build into our lives.
I promise I'm not just saying that because my husband is the director of community at our church.
I'm saying it because it matters.  It's a game changer for personal growth.
A dear friend was diagnosed with Stage 2 Ovarian cancer this month,
and the circles of community that she has built in her life joined together to love and support her.
People loving people and meeting needs for them is a beautiful thing to witness and be part of..life changing.

2.  I learned {again} that me and change aren't really into each other.
New seasons are just hard on me, and I'm hard on them, too. The end.

3.  No. Wait a minute.  I'm not done just yet.  I'm learning to let myself just be where I am.
A super natural healing happens in our hearts when we slow down and feel what our hearts are saying to us.

4.  I learned {again} that I really do like things simple.

5.  I learned  {again} to listen to myself and I painted a wall black.

6. I learned {again} that Andy is everything I never knew to even ask for in a spouse.
We celebrated 17 years together, and I had no idea what I really needed in a mate.
But God knew, and he has transformed my life through my marriage.  I'm Beyond grateful.

7.  I learned that I love looking back over a month and trying to figure out what I learned from it.
Thanks Emily for the chance to do this!

What did you learn in September?
Seriously.

{thankful for}
800. Sasha's art in my home.
801. My rekindled love affair with gold.
802. recycled jars that hold a candle and some nuts.
803. cooler weather.
804. a long walk with Andy in one of our favorite spots on Sunday evening.
805. a lazy Saturday spent watching Georgia football with my family.
806. being able to hear my boys hoot and holler like their daddy when they watch college football.
807. my parents coming for dinner tonight.
808. dinner for tonight already being made and ready to pop in the oven.
809. an upcoming get away with Andy to celebrate our 17th anniversary. 
810. friends who are gladly taking our kids so we can get away.
811. mums on the front porch.
812. only two loads of laundry to do today.
813. Sunday lunches with our friends.
814. an extra long conversation with Michele this morning...much needed.
815. coffee.


9 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love that you reflected on September before October comes. Not sure if I'll get around to this after the kind of week I've had, but love the intention of it! xoxo!

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  2. I learned of your blog via Sasha's... love it! You are adorable and so is your family! Love the black wall and I HATE change...

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  3. i smile because sometimes i wish i wasn't always "learning"
    i long just for some peace...like on a beach or no..wait
    in the mountains in a log cabin..crackling fire..coffee..piles of books
    pen and paper and no technology...well a phone in case of an emergency
    dreaming right?
    love your lessons in september
    xo

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  4. i smile because sometimes i wish i wasn't always "learning"
    i long just for some peace...like on a beach or no..wait
    in the mountains in a log cabin..crackling fire..coffee..piles of books
    pen and paper and no technology...well a phone in case of an emergency
    dreaming right?
    love your lessons in september
    xo

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  5. Oh September, you made me learn a lot. I finally got (at age 44) what it means to have someone standing/and praying in the gap for you, and how strong those prayers really are. I learned not every fight is my fight (even when i'm so mad i can't see straight), and that nothing surprises God. Thank goodness.

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  6. How did I miss this?? So sweet!

    I am so sorry about your friend... I'm with you on change. I am a work in progress with that too. I am constantly learning.

    and the black wall? When do I get a peek at that??!! :)

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