November 3, 2015

Stepping Back

Winter is on its way.  I feel it in my bones.
The winds and rains have arrived.  Our furnace is up and running.
We've had milder than normal weather which has resulted in a new record.
It's always a challenge to see how long I can wait before caving in.

The other day, Emma was wearing her winter coat indoors.
I don't think she was hinting at anything.  She was just cold.

The time has come for change.
A few adjustments are needed here and there.

Stepping back from the blogging world is necessary
from time to time.  At least, for me it is.
To refresh and refocus.  To set things in order.
To attend to a thing or two.  To reflect and be still.

I'm learning to embrace it.
It is what it is.

Lord-willing, I will be back in a week or two or three.
In the meantime, may you know the loving hand of
our Heavenly Father always to be upon you.
And, may you know the peace that only He can give.

With Love,

**Photo courtesy of my very own Calvin ~
Thank you my love.  xoxo


Nikki said...

Enjoy your rest. We will be here when you return.

Hopes Handcrafts said...

I shall miss your updates but know the importance of taking stock and having a break from things (like blogs and the computer)

{{big hugs}} from Julia xo

Jill said...

Calvin takes such great photos! This one makes a great story prompt, ideas are flowing ;-) Enjoy your break from blogging, will look forward to your return! Take care!


Christa said...

Changes are here too. The leaves are changing and dropping and the holidays are just around the corner.
I love the picture!

Maryann said...

Love the photo, I've found time away from blogging is a necessary thing from time to time. See you when you get back...Hugs!

Esther said...

Hope your time away is refreshing. Will miss you though. Hurry back!! :-)

Pam said...

Yes, I do feel the weather beginning to shift. It has been warm for an unusually long Fall. Yesterday, we had a lot of wind; and it was cold wind, the first cold of the season. We have had a fire or two in the evening or early morning, but it usually ends up hot again by midday. They are predicting snow next week... it was actually supposed to be here this week, but has gone around us and so we have a little more time to finish up that outside work that needs finishing. I do understand about those seasons of stepping back. I have had a few of those of late. It is sometimes just difficult to get a blog post done when there are so many other things happening in the midst. Many blessings to you Camille. Enjoy your family and the transition of season.
Hugs and Blessings,

Unknown said...

I LOVE Calvin's photo! I totally understand the blogging break. I feel like I have almost taken a permanent break, but I'm not quite ready to give it up completely. So, I post every now and again. Enjoy your break!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

As always, you inspire me in this area... I pray your time stepping back is full of beauty, wonder, and times of refreshing.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a lovely photo! Hope you have a wonderful time of rejuvenation. We've got the fire going and it feels wonderful and cozy in here, especially since we finally have the yellow carpet out of the living room, whoo hoo!!!!

Cinnamon said...

"Learning to embrace it".....such wise words. Smart Mama you are~

Enjoy, relax and soak it all in cause HE loves you so very much ♥


Camille said...

Nikki ~ Awww...thank you, sweet friend! Hugs. :)

Julia ~ Breaks are such a necessary thing! Hugs to you. :)

Jill ~ Thank you for your kind words my friend. Hugs! :)

Christa ~ Isn't it just incredible how the seasons rush on?? Hugs to you. :)

Maryann ~ I know you understand. Thank you for being a sweet encouragement. Hugs! :)

Esther ~ Thank you my friend! Hugs to you. :)

Pam ~ Thank you for your thoughtful comments...I appreciate you! Hugs! :)

Jenny ~ Just one toe in is fine. It's a season, isn't it? I am thankful for your friendship. Hugs. :)

Heather ~ Awww...thank you my friend. Hugs to you! :)

Jackie ~ Yippee for no more yellow carpet and a warm fire!! Stay warm. Hugs. :)

Cinnamon ~ It's lovely to read your words. Thank you! Hugs. :)

With love,

Heather said...

LOVE the photo by Calvin!

Camille said...

Heather ~ Thank you, sweet friend! That means a lot coming from you. :) Love, Camille