When Seasons Change
I’m easily caught off guard. My kids appreciate this gift of mine and choose to unwrap it often, practicing stealth Indian moves and scaring me from behind. I jump and yell. They squeal and laugh. It’s a great game… for them. While they are good at catching me off-guard daily, Mother Nature is great at catching me off-guard this time of year. It never fails that even after taking the same morning drive down the same dirt road, to the same pole barn, hopping on the same old tractor, hauling hay to the same cows in the same pastures day after day, I somehow miss seeing winter go to sleep, only to find spring fully awake. Even though I know it’s coming, it still surprises me when it gets here.
Life can be the same. One season leads to another and at the end of one, it can be hard to look back and see where it began, much less how we got where we are now. Sometimes the best evidence is in the change. Sometimes the best part of the change happens when we’re too involved in the daily happenings to notice it happening. Sometimes the moments of greatest change are the hardest we endure, but make getting to the next season that much sweeter.
I’m not who I was 10 years ago or who I’ll be 10 years from now, and neither are you. I have dreams today I didn’t have then and I hope when I get there, I’ll have dreams for the future that I don’t have now. As much as growing through seasons is good for us, holding on to the hope and promise of the next is, too. They may take us by surprise, but surprises can be the most beautiful part of life.
Hi! I’m Meredith, a perfectly imperfect farm wife and mama to two who found myself on a farm and now continues to find myself through this life I've come to cherish. I'd love to connect with you and hear more of your story. You can find me on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .