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E is for Eager

By Stacy Monson — September 11, 2014

I love fall, especially September. I was one of those kids who loved school. I was ready for it to start by mid-August (but I always had to wait until the Tuesday after Labor Day). I still wander through the school supply aisle when summer winds down – what writer doesn’t love new pens, pencils, and paper?

Living in Minnesota, I love the change of every season. Even when we first head into winter. (The problem is, it takes MONTHS to head from winter into spring so to say I’m eager for warmer weather by then is a huge understatement.)

candy cornI’ve been eager for September to arrive, eager for the cooler weather, although we had a really lovely summer here, and for the smell of bonfires and the sound of football games on a Friday evening. And my hubby is eager for candy corn and those candy pumpkins.

The changing color of the landscape is always something I look forward to, although I can’t say I’m quite as excited by how quickly the yard gets piled with leaves needing to be raked. I’m eager for the amazing smells of fall – baking pies,  crisp fall air, evening fires, and apple orchards.

I’m also eager to see where God is leading me in the coming months. To book publication? A new job? New writing friends? My eagerness can easily slide into impatience when change is slow to come. In the midst of the life’s occasional harshness, I have to cling to His enduring promises. And yes, be eager for whatever He has in store for me, because it will only bring me closer to Him.pumpkin pie

What are you eager for as we head into fall? Are there potential changes looming? A particular dream you’re waiting to see realized? Are you eager for that first taste of pumpkin or apple pie, or to eat smores around a blazing fire? Whatever it is, I pray it’s all that you hope it will be.


(9) Readers Comments

  1. September 11, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Good Morning, Stacy, You gave me a good thought to ponder. What am I eager for this fall season other than the cooler weather? I can't answer off of the top of my head. There are some comfort foods, like homemade noodles and popcorn balls, I don't make unless the weather is cooler. Hmm...I'm going to have to think about this!

  2. Kav
    September 11, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love Autumn too, Stacy. It offers up so much promises. Might be because I start feeling alive once again -- I'm not a hot/humid weather kind of person. So once those cool nights and warmish days start coming I feel rejuvenated. This is definitely a season of change for me. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my work situation. I've been unpacking boxes of books so it's been pretty grueling and I can honestly say that if this was going to be the norm, I'd be going on long-term disability for sure. Trying to bide my time and see how I feel once I get back into a more normal routine. And definitely looking towards the writing front. I have a head full of stories and praying my poor fingers can keep up. Plus my rickety old house is going downhill fast and if I can't convince my landlord to do some repairs I'm going to have to look into moving. Ack! That really frightens me. Oh and I'm continuing to look for the perfect canine companion...so yes, this fall will definitely be a season of change for me. I think I'll make it through if I have enough pumpkin pie though. :-)

  3. Dawn Ford
    September 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I'm eager for pumpkin everything. And candy corn--especially the new kind caramel apple candy corn. Yum!

    • September 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Wow, Kav! You've got a ton on your plate - lots of decisions to make. You can be looking forward to the day when all this change is behind you. Praying God makes the path clear and brightly lit so you know just which way to go. And that you can get back to a normal, less painful routine soon.

    • September 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Caramel apple candy corn???? I wonder if we have that up here. I'm going on the hunt this afternoon. Thanks for the tip, Dawn!

  4. September 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Can I just say ditto to everything you wrote, Stacy? I love fall! The colors, the scents, the cooler air, pumpkin pie. One thing I'm really forward to is heading up the north shore (Lake Superior) later in the month. I've never been there in the fall, but this year my husband's professional conference is in Duluth and there's no way I'm staying home! I'm also looking forward to the release of my 2nd novel (Pieces of Granite) in mid-October, but I'm not looking forward to the marketing part.

    • September 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Brenda, I'm so jealous! I haven't gotten up to the North Shore all summer. What a perfect time to go. And yay for your next book! Can't wait to buy my copy!!

  5. Shari Barr
    September 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Fall is my favorite season, too. I just love the fall colors and harvest on the farm. I'm always glad when the crops are hauled in. Such a relief.

    • September 12, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Shari, that's such a foreign concept to this city girl. I'd love to see all that goes into planting, growing and harvesting the crops. I'm sure it's far more complicated and difficult than I can imagine.

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