What does taking a moment mean to you?
Ed & I have been crazy busy. The Things in general keep us hopping. Then getting our home and the barnyard things ready for the winter to come. School,which means a lot of teachers meetings and beginning of year appointments. Kids bringing home germs and virus’ so generously shared by all the other little things at school.
So,can we say it’s been hectic?!
So hectic that we don’t always have time to take a moment for ourselves. It’s so needed too, as we need to stay connected as a couple. Something parents in our situation often forget to do.
We have a rule that we always sleep together. For us that often means me falling asleep on the couch and Ed staying with me even though he’d probably be much more comfortable in our bed. However, these are the sacrifices we make as a couple to stay connected.
This morning we took a much needed moment together. With an early appointment, we grabbed a coffee and hot chocolate and headed to the waterfront.
The sun was out and warm,with that calming quality only the fall sunshine has.
The water was calm, and boats were mirrored in the water, beautiful shimmering images.
We watched a couple of seals surface and dive as well as a crane.
It was quiet and calm, and we both stared out on the water. Ed commented he should have brought his camera, but I am secretly glad he didn’t because now that image is saved in my heart as a moment we took together.
As we stood side by side, even as busy as we have been, I felt the calm of the moment and the strength of our love & commitment to each other as well as to the Things.
We’ve been blessed in this life to find each other and these simple moments refills our energy.
It’s so important important in this crazy day and age to take a moment…