Thursday, September 16, 2010

Changing seasons

I'm linking up with Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope for their monthly writing challenge. This is September's: How has the changing of seasons (from summer to fall) impacted you in your grief journey?

Last year the changing of the seasons was kind of a turning point for me. In September of 2009 it had been 6 months since Carleigh's birth and I was feeling pretty low but then things started to get better after that month. Sure, there were still times when it was difficult but I began to feel like we were really gonna get through this and be ok. I started to realize some of the things that triggered me and I worked on getting better at dealing with those things.

This year I feel a new turning point with the approaching birth of our rainbow baby. A new time of joy that we are looking forward to very much.

The actual changing of the season really has no impact on me at all. I don't really see Autumn as a season of things dying. There's so much beauty in the season and I like to focus on that. All the sights and smells make me remember happy times more than anything. Of course, I've always been a half glass full kinda gal even when times are tough.


Andrea said...

Beautiful Holly...I've watched your transition thru the seasons and you have done a wonderful job of balancing grief and hope. And you do a beautiful job honoring Carleigh.


Stephanie said...

great post. I agree with PP you go through the seasons like the day doesn't change. I to am the same way, and I LOVE fall, so I don't expect it to be hard on me.

Jill said...

Beautiful post! What a lovely look on the seasons changing.

Tim said...

Thats just one of the many reasons we love you so much!

Love and Prayers,


croleyc69 said...

What a wonderful post. What a great way to look at it. I think you are so awesome and the way you honor Carleigh.


Toyin O. said...

I love summer, but I welcome the changes God brings into our lives.

Kari said...

Good perspective. I think autumn is beautiful - especially living in Colorado where everything is the most amazing hue of colors! The glass half full is always a much brighter side of life!

MommyIvy said...

Great view! I love the fall also! I think you have done a great job in balancing grief and hope and in honoring precious Carliegh.

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