Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I found a place . . .


. . . where Autumn finally fell,

and, I picked it up.

"The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful
Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, 
do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet,
precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears
away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all dim old
aisles of nature, and we discover it at at last." - Northern Advocate

{KK 411}

 For the second day in a row it was really foggy.
And for the second day in a row I went out with my camera.
Because it was so foggy I couldn't see very far at all,
which made me look at what was right in front me.
And what I found was a place where Autumn finally fell...
a blazing trail of crimson red, giving back remnants from the summer sun,
carried on the wings of the wind.

Grateful that fall has finally graced the gulf coast, even if it's a whisper!

Yes, I have more to share...no I just didn't get them finished before this morning, and I'll be heading out with my boy for what I'm hoping will be close to the last of his infusions. We will both be getting a dose of grateful...such a hard place to be for a mom and a 16 year old boy...but it is a place where you will find a multitude of blessings when you keep your eyes open. Sometimes, we just have to remember to look a little harder, and take a little extra time, to dig down deep, to find the good in the places that are the most difficult.

Because I think gratitude is much more than finding good when we aren't in the midst of a storm. It's the recognition that there are even good things among bad happenings.

With much gratitude and love, 
Kim





27 comments:

Kim Cunningham said...

Praying for you both this morning!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Hope all goes well Kim I'm writing about gratitude today on my blog as well November is the month to count our blessings.

Beverly said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful post! I will return to reread these words!! Praying for your son and your day! Blessings to you!

Pieni Lintu said...

Hugs for you!! <3

Janet Bocciardi said...

Best wishes to you and your son, Kim. Such gratitude in knowing his illness was discovered and that there was a treatment that got him to where he is today. Beautiful post and photo!

Rosie Grey said...

I do cross my fingers that the infusions are over soon - this is really a lot to take for you and your son! All the best to both of you!
Oh, and such a wonderful collection of leaves in your hand - beautiful!

Brenda said...

Keeping you and your son in my thoughts! Such wisdom you have shared here - it is easy to be grateful in the good times, isn't it? But what joys we can receive if we are open to the gifts that come within the bad. Love your handful of autumn.

Dotti said...

YAY! So glad you finally found some fall! I can't wait to see more since ours has waned and now it's just chilly.

molly said...

The only good thing about autumn is the beautiful colours

Mollyxxx

Barbara said...

I also hope all goes well, love the leaves Kim.

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous Kim!

Just saw on FB too that the infusion went well today - so much gratitude!

Jeanne said...

This is just awesome! Glad things went well in the infusion!

Kelly said...

SO well put my friend. let me know how you both did! xo

Kathryn said...

Gratitude is something I need to open myself up to, not just when things are going good but when things are going bad. You do it so gracefully.

Gail Dixon said...

Your post is brimming with positivity despite challenges you and your son are facing. Pray all went well. Your photos and words are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Amen to your post. Even in the hard times, there's something to bring a smile or we can connect with someone in a new way. Praying for your son and you . . .

Nicki said...

Kim, I would say you have found a place of greater reward than where Autumn finally fell - you have found a place of peace within yourself despite all the challenges you, your son and family have faced. Beautiful post and image.

My continued prayers for your son's improvement and greater strength.

kelly said...

thinking of you and your boy today, hoping everything went well. you more than anyone know the meaning and power of gratitude. xoxo

Sherri B. said...

I love your leaves photo...and that quote is beautiful! I'm so, so happy your son is doing better, and I hope his infusions will all be done soon! Sending you good thoughts and prayers... xo :)

Cathy said...

How hard it is to watch our kids have to go through hard stuff. I hope all went well. You will be in my prayers.

Sandra said...

I just wanted to thank you, Kim, for visiting my blog and leaving friendly comments. I like your bouquet of autumn leaves.
Sending you special thoughts for your son's healing.

June Caedmon said...

The best things are often found where we don't expect to find them, and God's greatest blessings can sometimes come from the deepest pain. Never easy, but always worth the journey. Blessings to you and your son, Kim.

Katie said...

such a lovely post, kim. hope all went well with you and your boy.

Nancy Claeys said...

Looking for a little light in the dark is difficult, but well worth the effort. xo

Kim Klassen said...

dear sweet kim.... this is such a powerful post... thank you for being you and sharing your heart.

thinking of you and yours....and sending love and prayers...

xo, Kim

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

oooooooooo so lovely. my favorite photo ever. it speaks volumes to me.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful, all. Hoping all goes well, so sorry.

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