Leave Taking

Fall is upon us. 
Leaves fall. Temperatures fall. 
Even the clocks on the wall will fall.
Friends fall. Family falls. 
Every living thing will fall.
And make room.
I'm not sure I like that so much.
I like to focus on rising, new birth, blooming and new friends.
But for now I just see the leaves.
Friends leave. Family leaves.
And the room just seems empty.

Dear God, Help me to see these empty moments as
opportunities for new life. Amen.