The other day, a friend of mine came over to visit with me. She asked me how motherhood was treating me. My response…”I’m surviving.” Maybe I’m naive, but I really had no idea how exhausting motherhood would be.

I’m lucky if I pick up my camera at all. Actually, I’m lucky if I manage to take a shower during the day. I’ve learned in the past few months to focus on accomplishing one thing during the day. Today, I’m writing a blog post…tomorrow, maybe I’ll have the car washed. Whatever it is, I’ve got to keep my expectations low. How life so quickly changes.

a sky like this by elke1403

In much the same way, I look outside and see the leaves quickly changing. Another season passes and I don’t feel as though I was able to fully appreciate it. Just a couple of months ago, I was wishing summer away. Silly me. Now, I’m begging the leaves to hang on. Perhaps I’m scared that when the leaves finally fall off that I too will fall apart. I’d like to believe I’m this one leaf standing tall as depicted in elke1403‘s photo, but for now, I’m just hanging on.

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos