Nature brings me into the

transition of newness.

The birds that have left the nest,

the leaves feel the turn of fall coming,

Waking up to the sun that has moved in the sky.

The crisp air creating goosebumps on my sun-kissed skin.

Turning the page to autumn

feels like a start to a hibernation,

to let go of carefree summer days,

to reflect on life as it is right now

coming to newness,

embracing the next phase.

Aging parents,

adulthood for kids,

aching back,

God’s way of renewing the soul

to hold the many new passages of life

I reluctantly welcome.

by Liz