Whatever you choose, try to not overthink it, over complicate it, or to compare your fall fun with that of others. Do what makes your group or family come alive. The simplest experiences often create the sweetest memories. You might also consider how your family has changed. Have the kids become preteens, or do some friends now have babies? Be willing to change and adjust your fall traditions. Plan times together that won’t cause you as the parent or the planner stress. If you are at ease and flexible, the experience will be more fun for everyone.
Consider leaving your cell phones in your bag, keeping your expectations reasonable, and letting yourself be in the moment. Use the time together to catch up, tell stories, be active, tell jokes, laugh, and adventure together. Give yourself grace and simply be intentional.
Fall is the perfect backdrop for connecting with those you care about and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation and the abundant harvest he has provided.
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Rebecca Radicchi, her husband and crew of kids, live outside Atlanta, where the summers are hot and the tea is sweet. She’s ridden the waves of adoption, breast cancer, and being the mom of kids with complex medical needs. And, through it all, she’s seen that abundance can be found in the uncomfortable hard and in the easy beautiful. She’s also discovered that whether she’s passing bread at the kitchen table, clock-watching in a hospital waiting room, or listening to a neighbor on a porch swing, God always has something to say. It’s a wonder really. She encourages others to listen for it too on her website and Instagram, and also connects with adoptive families at No Hands But Ours.