The fog lifted over the fields so we could see the blue mountains in the distance, and the rain stopped for a while as my family began a new yearly tradition of going out to the pumpkin patch.
Any generation who grows up during a tumultuous time either in their home life or in the world in general finds themselves especially needing tradition and familiarity. Too much of the lives of Gen Xers has been filled with stress and has gone speeding by. Too many seasons of my life have passed when I was consumed entirely by work or school or others' expectations of me. Now it is time to live more intentionally in the moment - and in the season. Walking through the cool air on the soft earth, we went back to the car in our muddy rain boots. Pumpkins rolled around in the back seat as we turned the corner to get on the road to take us home.
This was the best thing we could have done with this day that was given to us.
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