But thankfully, September has been a month of gaining perspective. Time away can do that. I spent two weeks with my family in Birmingham this month — I had to leave my sweet husband behind to his schoolwork and I endeavored back to my hometown for the first time in months. I got to sleep in my old room, where my wedding dress still hangs in the doorway. I would wake up to the same early fall light that I would watch stream through the shutters since I was ten years old. I would get out of bed and walk into my old bathroom where my reflection made it apparent that I have changed a lot since I last lived at home. A pregnant belly is a good measure of change. Anyway, I was lovingly fed, and lovingly spent time with. We would go on long walks through the neighborhood, and cook recipes mom had wanted me to try; we would knit side by side during the Auburn game — the dog laying at our feet watching Dad’s reactions.
Birmingham afforded me time to slow down, to listen to honest advice, and to take a second look at how I was ordering my life. And I can’t tell you how encouraging that is.
So, I am glad for September.
Fall hasn’t come as I hoped it would, yet. You think as a southerner I would get the hint by now that Fall doesn’t really arrive until October, maybe even November. I’m just yearning for some golden leaves and crisp air. Fall always renews my creativity…I’m still wondering why.
If you haven’t visited my store, I’d love for you to come a take a look. I have updated some of the products and I will have cards in the store by mid-October. I will be adding the “Better Things Ahead” cards as well as some Christmas cards. Be on the lookout for new prints and originals. As soon as my shop is filled with new inventory, there will be a pretty significant sale on old inventory.
I’m excited to give my shop a little more attention than it has had in a while. I’ll continue to update you!
How was your September? I’d love to hear from you.