October 04, 2011


October is the most magical month of the year.

As a child, I remember counting down the days until October. There has always been some intangible thing about the tenth month of the year. The first frost in the air. The smell of warm cider. Leaves dancing on the side of the road with every car passing. The sound of Friday night football and the faint rhythm of the drum line that can be heard from my front yard.

I was given a daughter during the month of October. 

And she is magical.

(pictures from October of 2010)

I could focus on the bad. On the heartbreak that one October brought us. On the dread that the days leading up to the anniversary bring. 

But, for me, October will always be a reminder that "the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away."

She saved my Octobers, and for that, my Olivia will always be magical.


  1. Amen, Amen !!! Well put.
    Love you, MOM

  2. I love October too, for the same reasons as yourself (the magical crispiness in the air - what a transformation!) AND my birthday is also in October!

  3. You make such beautiful children! Another great post, as always.

  4. "She saved my Octobers, and for that, my Olivia will always be magical." WOW WOW WOW.. what a profound statement and so true. Had God not given you such a beautiful child in that month...your love of October may have dwindled! YOU ROCK! you brought a tear to my eye with this one and a smile to my heart. xoxo

  5. My little sister is my mom's October magic. September 11 had just happened and my mom lost her mom two weeks after that... and then my sister was born! I'm always grateful that she came along to keep my mom happy and smiling (at least some of the time). :)

  6. Awesome pic!!she is very cute!Also, I thought you mom's may be interested in the newest kids craze in my town, Patch Hats! Check out a hat you have never seen before here at www.patchhats.com

  7. oooooooh my she is adorable!!

  8. She is so cute!!! Love that she was born in October .. so was I and everyone who was born this month are just so special in my heart!!!

    Love your blog.. New Follower.. Mrs T. Naturally sent me!

    Pieces of Luv

  9. Oh I justt found you. Beautiful photos and words expressing October. I love this time of year. :)

  10. LOVE OCTOBER! She's so adorable. Loving your blog xoxo.



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