It's September 30th. That means it has been OVER a month since my last post. And here I was, thinking I've been on top of it lately!
I have no legit excuses for my absence, except that work is CRAZY. And tiring. And I love it all the same. But still. When I get home, I am typically physically and, more so, mentally exhausted. I usually need to immediately work out or immediately do NOTHING. You can see where that would cause a problem with posting a blog.
I don't have any special products to post, or any cute outfits to review today. Today, I am realizing we are coming up on a new season. Today is the last day of September, and before I can blink, I will be scraping ice off of my windows in the morning.
But the real reason I am thinking about Fall isn't because of the weather or the clothing, but because of what it means to be in this season again. I remember last year at this time was a difficult time period for me. I was full of hurt and pain and disappointment. I didn't feel like me, and I wondered if I would ever feel like me again. I recently reflected over the last year, and even read some journal entries from last year around this time. It was hard to remember who that person was, but I could feel the emptiness in my words and the pain that seemed so evident.
I am in no way looking for pity...or even searching for an encouraging word. The truth is, I am thinking about these times because it makes me all the MORE thankful for where and who I am today. Truth be told, no matter how much I was hurting, I wouldn't trade that season. 2 Corinthians 4:6 says "For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. "
And...that is how I feel. Out of an extremely dark place, I feel God changed me, molded me, and brought me into a new place of thankfulness, happiness and ... light.
So, moving into this NEW Fall season, I am incredibly thankful. Everyday presents it's own struggles, but everyday also presents a new opportunity for us to truly thank God for the light that He shines into us.