Walking outside my Dad ran across an amazing site. We occasionally have turtles near the ponds near our house but this one was huge! His clawed feet were as big as my hand. He was tagged…we moved him with the help of a neighbor and his wheel barrow to a safe spot near a large pond away from the street. Slow as these creatures appear they have a way of getting where they want to go…he was back in the smaller pond a few days later. Change is like that..sometimes it seems it will never come or is very slow then…it’s upon you. My African brother Joseph came for a visit that was like that…before I knew it he was back in the airport leaving us again. My heart was aching to see him go but I thought our other dear friend from Ireland would be around so that would help. All too soon he was leaving too. Now we’ve no company and the season is changing at last. There’s a bite in the air that the sun doesn’t take away now. There’s a golden hue to the sun now that whispers of fall. Kids don’t have as long to play outside…but still try to hang on to the days. Sun fades quickly nowbut still the kids play on…. Fact is a friend of Gabby’s friend invited us for his 8th birthdayand it was the perfect fall day for it. Falls’ last blossoms are blooming. Leaves are changing color. Yellow is our most prevalent fall color here. We may not have all the reds of some places but we do yellow right. Some mornings are cool enough to bite the leaves and try to dampen the leaves beauty…rotting the edges…still I think it’s a frame of a nice picture still. Observe the speckles…change is comingbut we can often observe season’s change and miss change God has in mind for us. Take courage my friends, whatever season it may appear to be you are in the hands of God.