You know that song from A Fiddler on the Roof, "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly go the days" ?(or something close to that :) ) I've been thinking about that lately, as time seems to be going swiftly by.
After all, today is November 1!
It has been six months since we've moved from the UAE, and so much has happened, and so much is yet to come! We were in the US for five weeks this summer, seeing new parts of the country and visiting friends and family. We've been in two different "temporary" houses, and we've been working hard to actually get into our permanent house. Oh, and somewhere along the way, I got pregnant!
I am already in my 18th week, which is almost halfway through the pregnancy, which is ridiculously hard to believe. Time is going fast! Because we haven't moved into our house yet, I don't feel as settled about things as I would like, and I am not able to be nesting! Fortunately, the light is really, truly at the end of the tunnel and we should be moving in by this weekend. We'll be without a fridge for a couple of weeks, which should make things fun, but we'll be HOME. We're ready.
Anyway, I thought I'd post some photos of a sunrise and some sunsets here in Kijabe. Once we move, we won't have these spectacular views any more.
The sunrise photos are taken by Dexter, of course, as I'm snug in bed at the crazy times (5?) he wakes up. But he gets some pretty breathtaking views in the morning.
I know, there's probably too many photos. But I couldn't possibly choose just one. They are all so different and so beautiful.
The other night, as I was doing dishes, it felt like every time I looked up the sky had changed into something more stunning, so I would run out to gawk for a minute, and then head back in to wash more dishes -- only to realize I should just stand outside until it was over. I tried to capture a few photos, but I'm not sure how well I did.
And then last night, to take advantage of our view before we no longer have it, we took some chairs outside with a cup of chai to enjoy the cool evening and the setting sun.
It doesn't get much better than that, I think. Seeing the sunset always causes me to stop what I'm doing and enjoy the moment, and to be grateful for what's in front of me, now.