I have been very attentive this year to the leaves changing color. I feel like every year I wake up one morning and every tree has changed. I did not want to miss the process this year. My attentiveness has also given me an outlet for reflection. I have been paying extra attention to details. To the details of the children I care for, to how God uses nature as a reflection of Himself, how children develop and grow, to how little by little I am molded into the person He desires me to be through sometimes painful refining. Change happens all of the time. Sometimes change is a slow process and sometimes it is super quick like the leaves on the trees. Change can be very good. Change allows us to experience new seasons in life and in nature. I am starting to see change as exciting and as opportunity for growth. So, go ahead throw me some change…I think I am ready for it.