I have always loved the fall. October is by far my favorite month and the great thing about September is that it ushers in this wonderful time of year. Just think about it. In just a little while the leaves will begin to fall (though in some places, they already are). The colors will change. The air will take on that Autumn scent. Rain will fall -a lot of it I hope. I will be able to wear long sleeves again and Bryce will consent to my making soup. Oh hurray! I love soups.
The light though . . . that's my favorite. This light is like a warm blanket that envelopes you as you bask in it's orange brightness. Perhaps it is just me but it makes me tingle with excitement. Excitement for cooler days, rain, wind rustling fallen leaves, open windows, honey tea and soup.
Also, excitement for the gospel. Excitement for the hastening of the Lord's work. Excitement for harvesting in the vineyard (and I'm not just talking about grapes). Excitement for Golf Boy's baptism, a soon to be missionary niece, for tithing and for blessings more numerous then I could ever have imagined.
Speaking of love, have I mentioned lately how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you? Well they do. So very much. I know it and I have felt their love for me in my own life. I have felt their love in numerous ways these past few weeks. Peace and a feeling of calmness the moment I step into the temple. Comfort when I'm feeling sad. An offer of chickens and a pasta maker (I know . . . silly, but there's a story behind it). Having enough to take care of our needs. Laughing children and the reassurance that everything is going to be alright.
Now it's time for me to go make some honey tea for my sore throat from my fall time allergies that I'm hoping won't last for much longer. Oh, and maybe get some sleep.