500 days of Autumn

500 days of Autumn

Thursday, 4 October 2012

As I write this, the wind, the kettle and the radiator is singing. The ground is covered in sleet and my feet in wooly socks. And I am content. Even though my dear old city has quickly gone from orange and yellow to grey, its comforting to seek solace in a warm bath or chatting over a latte with a dear friend. 
This small space has been quiet over the last few weeks, not because I haven't taken pictures or no words to share, but because its hard to translate all the changes in my life and mind to paper. I'm no longer a single being, I'm no longer a woman waiting to get married, I am different, and yet the same.
Every morning I get to wake up to the same set of big green eyes smiling at me, every night there is a warm body to snuggle my icy toes into. There is someone to clean for, someone to cook for. Everyday is a new adventure, both beautiful and sometimes hard. We learn to navigate our separate courses into the same channel. 
People always ask me after the initial pleasantries, "so, hows married life?" 
and I chuckle, and say something to the effect of "awesome!" or "amazing", but really there isn't a sentence in the english language to explain the metamorphosis from one to two. Like the changing of the seasons, its a drastic change and yet a gradual one. 
Together, we grow and mature from shiny small leaves to full golden ones, we shed our bad, and grow anew. 
And as all this goes on, I am still nineteen. Not even an adult in the states, teen still clings to me in some shape or form. I am still learning how to be an adult, while learning to  be a wife.
And as I walk through these days, I know I don't walk alone. 
I have Mike at my side and God drawing our map.

" Keep the earth below my feet
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak
Let me learn from where I have been
Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn "
-Below my feet- Mumford and sons-

To infinity and beyond



Grace said...

AHHHHHH!!! this is *SO* wonderful. I am beginning to love mumford and sons more and more. and the picture of you and your hubby - just darling. *smile*

lots of xx's,

abbey said...

Oh my goodness, I love this. It's so crazy (and wonderful) to think that you're a married woman now. It feels like yesterday that we were just chillin' in Meadow's old triangular bedroom nook. You brought your American Girl doll (Kaya!). Do you even remember this? I have a freakish memory. But, yeah. This made me smile. That's such a beautiful shot of Meadow and the one of Mike so exuberantly throwing leaves made me laugh.
See you soon, I hope!

Meadow Unrau said...

I love this whole thing <3

Hannah Nicole said...

this is so wonderful, k. i just love this. can i come visit you and abbey?? xoxo

Soph said...

My favorite post. Every bit was precious. <3

Lacey said...

Beautiful blog! Love it.

Simi said...

this is incredibly lovely. you write so beautifully :)

Lacey said...

fabulous words. thank you for sharing your heart :) also, lovely photos.

kylie said...

pretty, pretty pretty! i just love the fall.

Kailey said...

This is such a happy post. You have such a lovely blog!

I love fall. My favorite season to be sure. :)

Stefanie V M said...

Wow! I just love the pictures and the writing of this post! Keep on coming those inspirational thoughts! :)

Rachel Keeth said...

I just discovered your blog and I must say, I already love it dearly! Your writing and photography is beautiful, and I love the way you look at life from what I have read so far. (btw, you may want to edit you "About..." page because it still says you are not married)

Oh, and congratulations on being married, I love the picture of y'all together!

May our mighty and awesome Lord bless you!
~Rachel Keeth // Lavender And Honey

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