October could not have been a more jam-packed, calendar-filled, people-lovin' month! Back in September, I knew that it would be, which is one of the main reasons why I chose not to blog everyday in October. My unofficial goal of the month was to instead focus on praying each and every day specifically for my girls (and my husband.) I can't promise that every single day started with my little prayer calender, but it certainly helped to remind and encourage me to take time daily to focus and pray over the gifts God has given me.
As already mentioned, October was busy!! From getting to spend the first weekend away in Charleston with some dear friends of mine to heading to Fort Caswell with my family and a bus load of students to the fall activities of pumpkin picking, farmer's marketing, and ferris wheel riding, life stayed full! It was good full, yet now that November has arrived, I long for rest.
We've already embraced the joy of hot chocolate, pumpkin cookies and muffins. Impromtu walks, trips to the library, and more time spent in the backyard are some of my goals this month. November is the one of the months that I just long to breathe. The cool crisp air invigorates me and the colors and crunch of the leaves pause me, reminding me of God's hand in all of this.
November is a month of gratitude. It holds the only holiday that has yet to be ruined by commercialism, presents, and activities. It simply encourages us to remember the principles our country was founded on, to remember and give thanks for all God has done for us personally, and to focus on the people He has placed around us.
Goals for November:
2. Read more
3. Remember & give thanks
4. Ready our home & hearts for the upcoming Christmas season