Thank God for seasons. I just worked my first 12 hour night shift in a string of 5 over six nights. I was emotionally tired and physically exhausted. When I got home I barely got out of my scrubs (which is a good thing I did -think of all the germs) before I knocked out in bed. Now that I am awake and preparing for anther night of work I am reminded that this too shall pass. I came across this picture from a fall I got to visit Kristin in the Catskills a couple of years ago. The beauty of this season is striking but also is the distinct chill in the air and less day light - two things I am less inclined to love.
God gives us seasons (in most places of the world) for both the cycle of life, death and growth of Earth and nature and to remind us of the seasons in our life as well. Here in Austin things change much like they do in Southern CA. What was green during the Summer is brown in the fall. There aren't too many color changing trees and the weather is a cool 85 degrees today, but there is a change in the air (some would say it's the change of allergens that I am sensing here). Winter is coming with all it's chills but also all of it's wonderment.
So, tonight as I wearily put on my scrubs and crocs I count my blessings for the nice weather, the brown grass, the cedar brush trees, and growing children. In a week this will all be over and I will have a week off while family comes in for Thanksgiving. Everything passes eventually - thank God.