Joel 2:23 (NIV)
23 Be glad, people of Zion,
rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
because he is faithful.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Every year about this time my mind & heart starts to jump ahead a season. I have a feeling that it is not just me. This morning my husband said, “I’m ready for Notre Dame.” My eyes brightened, and my smile grew big. I replied with haste, “Oh! Me too!”
I am a University of Notre Dame fan. We R ND! Hee Hee. Before I married the most handsome man I’ve seen, I always wanted to be a Notre Dame fan but I had no reason to be…only that I thought the school was beautiful and the colors of the school were super classic. It was after I fell in love with my husband that I realized God was preparing my heart for just a time as this. God is a detailed God, and so I believe He works in every detail. The first time I went to ND, I was just in awe. You want to see beauty? Go visit University of Notre Dame on a game day. Sure, you will also see humanities need for a Savior, but you can also see that in your own house…at least I see it in myself every morning, noon, and night. Autumn in our household has Notre Dame Football weaved into the season, if we aren’t at the game we are watching it with family.
Something else that just puts autumn charm in every step is a Spotify playlist that I named: Oxford Shoes. It’s a mix of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Steve Tyrell, and Peggy Lee. I wonder why older jazz just sounds like autumn...I haven’t figured that out yet.
Autumn is my favorite season in the Midwest. Not only do you have certain flowers in bloom, but the trees also put on a show. So many parts of things I like seem to line up together in autumn. Blankets, Scarves, Boots, Raincoats, Sweaters, Football, Crisp Air, Fire Pits, Falling Colored Leaves, Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils, Thanksgiving, Wedding Anniversary, Plaid Shirts, Harry Potter, Tights, Hot Soups, and well…basically everything else.
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