Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Fall Inside

Our home is feeling "The Fall" inside ... in a good way.
 We are loving the cool mornings and chilly nights. Finally.
Happy Halloweenie :)

May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Then the earth will yield its harvests,
and God, our God, will richly bless us.
Psalm 67:5-6
Overboard's persimmon tree is chock full. I have to eat a
minimum of two-a-day to keep up! They are THE taste of Fall, like candy corn,
only healthier!
 
This black cat with pumpkin holds mucho meaning. It's something
 I would never buy to decorate our casa.
 However, in 1997, on Lucas's first Halloween, we  were on a long term stay in the UCLA Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
That first Halloween was anything but ideal.
He was breathing on a ventilator, with a tracheostomy and g-tube, (no cute costume) and not going anywhere other than the metal hospital bed on October 31st! However, the pediatric third floor had a raffle and Overboard bought some tickets. The prize was this huge basket, beautifully wrapped and filled with all things Autumn and Halloween ...lota of seasonal chochka and  decorations. Overboard won ... and this 17-year-old  black kitty has been with us ever since. I admit I was disappointed that first Halloween, but "THE BLACK CAT" reminds me every Fall season that what  REALLY makes any holiday memorable is love, togetherness and the winning raffle ticket :)
 
Pumpkin on hearth:
a classic for hundreds of years. It's a great decoration
through Thanksgiving! I toss ours in the trash come December. Some folks make pumpkin pie. I'm not one of them.
 
A pumpkin jar filled with assorted candy. Another classic even us big-kids love!
From persimmons, pumpkins, love and health, our God has richly blessed us.
Oh, Praise Him! 

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