Times of Transition

We are entering my absolute favorite time of the year. I am SO READY- I even made soup for dinner one night this week. Haha! I love fall! I love the cooler weather and the transition to all of my favorite holidays!!! Seeing all of the stores putting out their gingham pumpkins and orange leaves makes me giddy. I am so ready for a transition.

Normally this time of year I am craving routine. Our summers are typically crazy busy with missions trips, camps, ministry, vacation and all of that. 2020 has been so different. I’ve had a very slow paced six months. I’ve read books and painted rooms in our house and done all the things. I’ve created new routines and habits, because even in the midst of a wide open calendar- I need to feel Like I am getting things accomplished. I need that to do list everyday that I can mark off. I don’t function very well in any capacity when I feel like I’m wasting time. Don’t get me wrong… I can absolutely lounge and binge shows…. as long as I’ve gotten my other stuff done first! 😂😂

Has this backwards weird year brought any new traditions for you? Gary and I started playing Uno together every day over the summer. I told him that when we started school that the Uno would most likely stop. We are several weeks into our school year and have still played Uno most days. Uno might not be a huge deal to you, but it is to me.

I’m definitely a “look on the positive side of things” type of person. There is so much negative that could be said about this year. The hatred, sickness, heartache, canceled everything, and divisiveness is everywhere you look. However in the midst of all of that, my son and I turn off movies and put aside chores and phones to spend fifteen uninterrupted minutes together playing a card game every single day. That is one of the things that I will always be thankful to 2020 for!

Every time of transition or change is a perfect time to look back over what is ending and look ahead to the new season!! It takes a little effort to celebrate, but it is worth it! Celebrate anything good- big or small!! What can you celebrate in 2020?

About jfulford01

Hello to anyone taking time form their busy lives to read my blog. I am a wife to an amazing man, who I am blessed to serve alongside in youth ministry. I am mommy to two amazing kids who I am privileged to be able to homeschool. This blog is out of my comfort zone and certainly me trying to be obedient to Christ. I love Him more than I care about my own comfort or awkwardness. Hopefully, this blog is honest, real, and transparent. I'm not a big fan of fake. The Lord is using it to bring growth to me...and I pray that in the process something about my crazy beautiful life might also encourage others.
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