“Time will pass and seasons will come and go.” ~ Roy Bean
I can’t believe this year is almost over. Another Spring, Summer and Fall is almost gone, and winter is around the corner. Seasons change, and it symbolizes a time of transition, especially for gardeners. Spring was a time of planting and flowers bursting into bloom. In the Summer all was good and well and there was celebration for savoring success of the garden. Fall was a time for preparing for what’s to come; the harvest and then the harshness of winter. The leaves start to turn colors and fall in preparation of winter. Then comes winter, a time of dormancy. Plant growth and development temporarily stop. Only to be reborn again in Spring. Plants go through transitions to make changes that help them to survive seasonal conditions.
It’s the same for us as single moms. We go through seasons as well. Life brings about a constant transition when you are a single mom. It can be the ups and downs of physical, mental or emotional transitions. It can be the fear and stress of situational, financial or family transitions. Whatever the transition, know that its in order for change to take place. Things happen in our life at a time where it is unexpected but needed for us to grow in some way.
SPRING symbolizes – rebirth, renewal, transformation and growth (new journeys, new projects and fresh ideas)
SUMMER symbolizes – joy, expression, vitality and action (sunshine, celebrate the great outdoors)
FALL symbolizes – change, mystery, preservation, protection, comfort, balance and letting go (expressing gratitude and taking care of yourself; mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally is important)
WINTER symbolizes – dormancy, calming the mind (a time to analyze your actions, reflect on the past year and prepare for the next)
Single motherhood is certainly an exciting and somewhat unpredictable journey. No matter what season you are in right now, remember that seasons are a time of transition. Situations change, hurts heal, people enter your life and leave your life, doors open and doors close. There are things that you can control and others that are totally out of our control. Accept the ones you can control and pray about the ones you can’t. The seasons remind us that nothing is exempt from the universe’s cyclical nature. Everything shall pass and be renewed again.