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Right now, I’m savoring the moments.

This fleeting season that rips past me like a cyclone whirls through the sky.

Savoring A Fleeting Season | myhumblekitchen.com

It seems that every day there’s a choice to be made.

For as I’ve learned time and time again, saying yes to one thing means saying no to another.

Savoring A Fleeting Season | myhumblekitchen.com

In exchange for crisp and fermented radish pods, I stood still to watch a twinkle in my little one’s eye’s as he stood daydreaming of ramps so high.

Or the beet and radish tops that needed to be whirled into savory pesto,

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well, I fed them to the chickens and instead focused my heart on a shadow that, in the turn of a corner, would soon be shaped much differently.

There’s overgrown weeds to be pulled, crinkled clothes to be folded, but this summer, this season in life, is one.

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So for a moment, we slow down.

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To be a part of something much bigger than ourselves, but of a community that relies on the gentle touch of one another.

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To stop and say hi… take in a conversation that means neither this nor that but warms a spirit and wakes one’s soul.

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Yes, there are homeschool lessons to be planned, a fall garden to be started, and a harvest to kept, but for one moment, for one season…

I chose now.

Are you savoring your summer? Please share with us some of the ways you’ve been enjoying this fleeting season.


11 Responses to In Savoring A Fleeting Season

  1. Heather says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for this reminder.

  2. Sheree says:

    In the midst of packing for our last family vacation before my oldest leaves for his church mission and preparing for his mission, along with everything else. I stopped for a while to blow bubbles (gum- nasty stuff) with my son who had never learned how. Took a video to preserve that memory of him trying so hard., haha. Then finally of him who finally got a huge bubble which amazed me cuz most of his tiny bubbles were holey and hardly even a bubble. So fun for both of us. He was so appreciative of the time I took to practice with him.

  3. Stacy says:

    I love this, Diana. I’m trying very hard to savor this time with my family as well. I’ve taken July off from almost all commitments, and it has made focusing on my home life much easier.

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer.
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  4. Our furlough time is a time for us to slow down (more so!) and enjoy the family. I have plans to have special outings with my girls now that they are older. Also want to take my boy out for a date ;)

    Great post and pictures amiga!
    Marillyn@just-making-noise recently posted..Pregnancy Notes: Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath {recipe}

  5. This is not only a wonderful reminder to slow down and enjoy the important things in life, but beautifully written. I, too, am learning to let go of some of the little things in the name of simplicity and fleeting seasons. I often let the house go a little, make a simpler meal, or ignore my to-do list in the name of something more precious. Thanks for the post. It blessed me.
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  6. Since we live in Florida we have been taking advantage of the beautiful sun, sand and water. Love seeing my kids enjoy God’s great earth.

  7. Andrea says:

    How do you make pesto with beet and radish tops? I would like that recipe!

  8. Erika says:

    This had me teary eyed. Just lovely. And your littles? Precious!

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