If you know me at all, you know that fall is my favorite season.
There are just so many great things that come with it! From pumpkins, to cute & cozy outfits, apple cider and everything you can do at a pumpkin farm, there is just so much fun to be had.
Really though, I feel like I love fall because it's a chance to start over. No matter how great of a game plan you went into summer with, most likely by the end of it you were craving some stability and routine. I know I was.
This turned out to be one of the most trying summers I've ever experienced.
We had a death in the family, another family member rushed into emergency surgery, lots of things that seemed like open doors for the hubby and me being closed ubruptely, among other things. Friends got busy, so I didn't have my support system. And, then there was this pregnancy...
I like to think of myself as a pretty stable person. (ok, ok... mainly when things are seriously wrong. I do like to make mountains out of molehills but when there is a real issue, I usually stay pretty cool). This pregnancy rocked me. While sparing you the personal details, I'll say this: we were to the point where we were told we were miscarrying and we came back a couple weeks later to follow-up only to find that the baby was doing fine. I mourned the loss of a baby I still have. It was an emotional rollercoaster. As I sit here and type, my little one is flitting around in my tummy and I still find myself feeling a big unattached.
So, bring on the cider! Bring on the caramel apples! Let's carve some pumpkins and get lost in a corn maze! I'm ready to watch the Packers win... lots! Let's get this belly bigger and the baby kicking more consistently. I want to be all there for my hubby and be all there for the little mister. That starts with me.
I may not be buying school supplies or back-to-school clothes, but I get to start over. Summer is done. We're back to our routine and I get to start fresh. It's so exciting!
And, with that... I will leave you with this...