Autumn, Change


Last week I talked 
about my reluctance to
see summer end and 
fall arrive. Well, I’ve changed my mind, mainly because of the cooler temperatures. 

I know we’ll have more hot weather. This is Arkansas, but I’m ready now. 

Besides, there’s no stopping change. It happens everyday.

We might as well look on the bright side.

A Few Things Come to Mind

Boxes appear at the best-ever-neighbors’ house, followed by a moving van. Suddenly you’re visiting them one last time in their almost-empty place. 

The Rucker’s view from their new condo
in Little Rock River Market District.
(Photo courtesy of Cissy Rucker)
It won’t be the last visit. No way. But it will be different. However, we know the way downtown to that shiny new high-rise condo. And we’re happy for them because they’re excited about their digs.  With that view, who wouldn’t be?

Children grow up and leave home. But then you get to know them on an entirely new adult level. And sometimes they give you grandchildren. We have eight, and they’re all a joy. 

This is just part of our group. Maria and her family
weren’t with us for Christmas that year.

Grandchildren graduate from high school and then college, get that first professional job or go to grad school. 

Where did the time go? 

I look in the mirror and see my mother. She was cute, but I want to look like I did when Terry and I got married. Well, okay like I did when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in New York City.

    That guy beside me is what you call really old.
    Museum of Natural History
    New York City, 2004

Peggy and me
A long, long time ago
Then I remember my beloved friend, Peggy, who would have given anything to grow old with us. When I said goodbye to her, I vowed I wouldn’t fret over birthdays again.

Mirrors don’t lie, so I just say come on Rodan + Fields Redefine, do your thing. We’ll work with what we’ve got. By the way it’s a great skin care product. If you want to try it, check in with my super Rep, Darby Barton of Fayetteville. (That’s an unpaid recommendation. Yes, it’s that good.) 

Perhaps part of my reluctance to embrace another autumn is that it means winter’s not far behind it.

If I’m fortunate, I’ll have another birthday in less than five monthsThey’re piling up.

So much to do.
So much to finish.
Choose carefully.

There are many good things, but what is 

God’s best for me—for you—today?

It bears consideration.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the most of every opportunity…

Ephesians 5:15-16a

Copyright © Reflections from Dorothy’s Ridge 2015. All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “SIGNS OF CHANGE, PART TWO”

  1. HI Dorothy and thanks for sharing your story with us. Love all the pictures from times gone but we all face similar things and happening's in our lives. Was going to Searcy for a visit Saturday morning but plans changed and going to wait until Monday to attend services for George Riddle who God has taken home. Keep up the great work and so proud of you for doing so.



  2. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment, Geno. I'll be there Monday, too. I loved George, but I'm glad he's free from what has ailed him for too long. I look forward to seeing you and many of our other friends. George was well liked.


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