So Long Sweet Summer

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So Long Sweet Summer

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So long sweet summer

I’ll miss the warmth of your sun

as autumn cools the air

and I read by the south window

under a soft wool shawl

instead of out in my garden chair

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So long sweet summer

I’ll wait patiently for your return

 when three seasons have passed

 and like a faithful lover  

 you bring me fresh flowers

because we’re reunited at last.

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Wendy ❀ 2014 

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How can you tell that I love summer?

Thankfully there’s beauty in each season.

It’s true for the seasons of our lives too.

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I’m choosing to live in today.

So often I’ve waited for something special to happen

 only to see the unexpected take its place.

There’s beauty in the unexpected 

if I trust that God is in it.

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My prayer list has grown longer with time.

Yet each prayer has been simplified:

Thy will be done.

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  I’m at peace waiting for the Lover of my soul to return.

He will bring me to forever summer.

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What changes have happened to your prayers over the years?

Who are you waiting for?

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Prayerful Blessings ~ Wendy  ❀

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For in just a very little while,

“He who is coming will come and will not delay…”

Hebrew 10:37

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64 thoughts on “So Long Sweet Summer

  1. Beautiful! Complete agreement: Even so come Lord Jesus! and “Thy will be done.” Is there a better prayer? Often hard to pray though! thank you! It’s been hard to see summer go this year. With my husband’s fall, we didn’t get to enjoy it as we usually would, but praise the Lord for His healing power!

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    1. Wanda, I agree there’s no better (nor harder) prayer than “Thy will be done.” He knows us better than we know ourselves. May God continue to bless your husband with His healing touch and you with His peace. It’s not easy to see a husband suffer. ❀

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  2. What a beautiful and serene post you gifted us with today, Wendy. Your summer is leaving and our is just beginning. We all love and appreciate the changing of the seasons as each one carries its own special blessings.

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  3. A beautifully crafted artistic lament to the end of summer. Even though I share your feeling that each season has its beauty, somehow I feel sad as the colours fade and the leaves fall even though nature is preparing for the big sleep and will begin renewal…we have to patiently wait…live for today as you say. :-)x

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  4. Beautiful, Wendy. I remember when the girls were tiny … and I dreaded them growing up … a dear friend said, “Every season is beautiful.” She was so right. I’ve loved each season they have come through. I miss the tiny one, but I love the current, blossoming one.

    Summers are so hot in Texas that even in the morning, a retreat outside is unbearable. So, I’m loving this cooler weather. It’s almost time to buy a few pumpkins! If you get them too early, the heat turns them soggy quickly. But the leaves are starting to fall. 🙂

    I have found my prayers changing somewhat from words spoken out loud to words written …

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    1. Thank you, Shelli. You’ve brought back memories of the semi-arid town I was born and raised in. If we go visit it in the summertime I can hardly stand the heat. Even in May it’s roasting. But in the wintertime I miss my hometown sunshine.

      I love your idea of written prayers. It’s encouraging to read back and see how God has worked out his perfect will. ❀

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  5. Wendy now you will have the silver dew drops on spider webs to play with. My husband prefers the soft light of Autumn or Spring for some real interesting photo’s. Your photo’s are so beautiful and I know you will still find beauty whatever the season.

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      1. Awesome I look forward to seeing them and you really should check out vista prints and get some postcards of your work out there. Im hoping to get Petes photos onto postcards to sell in a local store soon. he does not think its worth it but I know how beautiful his cows are and people love them too.

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  6. Lovely photos and thoughts. I wish I were sorry to see summer end, but here in Texas, it’s a blessing when it’s finally over, especially August.
    Sadly sometimes it’s not over until well into October, but this year, though not perfect, we are having a very nice start to autumn. Hugs, N 🙂

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  7. Such lovely words and photos, Wendy. Yes, my prayers are much different in maturity–less demanding/impatient, more boldly confident in His love–that His answers will reflect He has my best interests at heart, no matter what.

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  8. Hard to say which season I like best. The flowers of spring, summer and fall each have their particular beauty. The snow in winter is also beautiful in its own way. But the Creator of the seasons surpasses them all!
    Peace

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  9. Such beautiful photos Wendy. I think I like the mushrooms best! you captured them so well. I’m not waiting anymore. i’m just thankful for every day. Because there is a blessing always. Like yesterday when I found parking in our local parking garage that has been overfilled for months because motorola moved to the city and all those new people are now commuting. So i circled around, and to my surprise, someone was getting rid of the sign that said “permit parking” and was pasting on top of it: “public parking”! woo hoo! And because he hadn’t painted the # on it, it was free. It was a small miracle, but I was thankful for it. And it made me remember those happen everyday. Thank you for your beautiful pictures, I’m thankful for them today.

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    1. Linda, you’re wise to notice and rejoice in the small miracles that happen each day. I suspect that you notice them more than many others would because of your thankful attitude.

      Thank you. You’ve inspired me to keep my eyes and heart open today–in every moment. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Bill. We normally don’t get much snow in our valley, but we do get MANY gray days of rain. I heard about the very hot summer you folks had down there (don’t forget to send some sunshine up this way). ❀

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