Dear Honey Run Friends,
I am torn this month on what topic to share with you. With the weather starting to cool down and the smells of fall all around me, I easily revert to this favorite time of the year for me, and describe the absolute awe-inspiring beauty that abounds at The Inn. But then I am relaxing one evening and watching television. The movie Rudy demands my attention, and as I watch this film for easily the fiftieth time I am still emotionally drained as I cry like a baby during the final scenes while the stadium chants, “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.”
This story always inspires me and motivates me to push through all adversities as I traverse my way through life. But then I have a quiet moment and reflect on my recent nine-year anniversary of purchasing The Inn at Honey Run, and a flood of thoughts carry me away as I remember the challenges, fears, joys, and triumphs that have occurred along my journey for my almost decade of being blessed with this great opportunity.
You see, the season of fall is the perfect time to slowdown. I love the weather, the sights, the football, the sounds of the wind through the forest. This season takes me from my eighty-degree days and prepares my body for the seasonal change of the encroaching winter. It allows me to respect the hard work of the farmers who provide us with our bountiful food supply in America and offers me a time of celebration and thanksgiving. I love putting on that comfortable pair of jeans and a sweatshirt and walking through the forest on a cool fall day. I love the sound of leaves gently falling to the ground and rustling about as the fall winds push them around on the ground. I love the fresh, crisp, juicy apples that grow locally and arrive like clockwork every year on the trees. I love roasted pumpkin seeds and weekends of football watching with family and friends. I love this time of year. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am and that you have a chance to stop and give thanks for all that we have. We truly are blessed in this country. Even with our problems, there is much good and many reasons to give thanks.
Your fall loving Innkeeper,