It is the autumn of my life.
A time for harvest, and homecoming.
All things are beautiful in autumn,
The trees, the apples, the pumpkins, and if you are fortunate, the roses.
It is a time to love
Your spouse, your children, their children and if you are fortunate, their children.
Autumn is a time to review life,
Your parents and siblings, and
Friends who have gone before.
Autumn is a time for thanksgiving,
For your health, for those who loved you,
For your career, for your achievements
And if you are fortunate, for your relationship with God.
Autumn is a time to prepare for winter
By forgiving, by preparing, by storing away, by paying up your debts.
Debts from eating, drinking, smoking, hating, and poor judgements.
Winter is coming.
I love walking in the October sun, leaves rustling, geese honking on the wing.
I have seen 74 autumns,
And I will see a few more,
So it is a time to reflect, to ready the feast, to gather the acorns, and to bring the family to mind.
I don’t walk as well as I used to, my eyes grow dim, my heart is straining, my kidneys are damaged and I ache in my joints.
But my dog walks with me, my wife and friends give me hugs, my grandchildren shout with joy when they see me.
I am still here Lord.
I love you.
I will come when you call,
But there’s still time,
Time for more mistakes?