These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…About Fall

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…About Fall

Mercy Home kids explain why autumn is one of their favorite seasons.

Fall has arrived at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and our kids are welcoming the crisp autumn season with open arms. As the leaves change from green to gold, our children shared a few of their favorite things about this time of year.

“I like jumping in the leaves and the fact that it’s not too cold and not too hot,” said 12-year-old Jeremiah.

“I like the colored leaves,” said 11-year-old Alex.

Both boys live in Noha Home and share another fall favorite: the hot apple cider that Yolanda Whitfield makes every fall. Whitfield, Noha Home’s senior day coordinator, says she likes to have batches of the cider ready when the boys come home for the day. For added flavor, the recipe includes orange slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Whitfield tops each cup off with whipped cream.

“It’s something warm to brighten their day and made with love. It’s a ‘welcome home’ type of thing,” she said. “We start making it in October, when the weather starts to turn cold.”

For other young people around Mercy Home, autumn is more than just a season, it’s their favorite time of the year.

“I love fall,” said 14-year-old Logan. “I like pumpkin spice oatmeal, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and feeling cozy. I like the weather, too. The temperatures are quite nice. It’s the perfect combination of warm and cold. And I like rain, especially when it starts transitioning into snow.”

Another one of Logan’s fall favorites bodes well for kids like Jeremiah, who like jumping in piles of leaves.

“I like raking leaves. I actually find it really therapeutic,” Logan said.

“I like raking leaves. I actually find it really therapeutic.”

And like most kids around Mercy Home, Logan is looking forward to dressing up and going door-to-door for candy.

“I love Halloween,” Logan said. “I couldn’t wait to go trick-or-treating.”

What are some of your favorite things about fall? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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