I know I’m not supposed to question God’s plan, but I see others with their children this time of year and think, “You know, if I had children, we’d go to the pumpkin patch and we’d rent the big inflatable things for them to play on once in a while.” I watch the neighbors with their children – and they throw the coolest birthday parties! October would be the coolest time to be a parent. How fun to take them to pick out just the right pumpkin – or at Halloween to go to the Field of Screams or some other fun place.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. – John 1:16
You’ve seen the images – the children tug at my heartstrings! These are photos that are just too precious not to share. I really love fall – especially where kids are concerned. I could imagine myself taking these kinds of photos with my kids… if I had them.
If I had a child, I imagine I would dress them in orange at this time of year. I tend to wear orange and brown more, I suppose because of the colorful leaves falling all around. I think I would be a frequent flyer at Zulily.com and be on the lookout for the newest and cutest clothing and shoes for my child.
When I was a kid, we had a big maple tree in the back yard and I loved to play in the leaves. I was supposed to be raking them, but mostly I played in them! I imagine if I had kids we would play in leaves – every day of autumn! What a wonderful motivator to remain active children must be. The desire to keep up with them is surely strong.
I would be more enthusiastic about decorating if I had children. Most of what adults do are for their kids. I would decorate with hay bales and potted mums and pumpkins – if it mattered. I’m not excited about doing those things for myself necessarily. If I had kids I know I’d want to surround them with beauty and give the very best I could.
If you have a child, do me a favor and enjoy every moment you have with him / her. You are blessed beyond measure to have that charge. 🙂