As a couple we spend a lot of time apart. Dave works out of town and spends most weeks on the road. The only time we have together is usually on the weekends. Someone asked us recently how we manage to stay connected to each other when we spend so much time apart. Let us tell you our little secret, we talk on the phone every day. Sometimes we have very little to say and sometimes we talk for over an hour but, no matter what, we always talk and we make it a priority. Communication has always been an essential part of our relationship, ever since we were thirteen years old tying up the phone lines for hours! We have tried FaceTime and Skype but for us talking is all we need. Now, would it be better if we spent more time together, probably, but you have to make do with what you have! We are all given situations in life that aren’t ideal but its up to us to make the best of every situation that we find ourselves in.
Spring has sprung! The sun was shining today and the weather was warm, it was the perfect afternoon for a family outing! So we tied up our shoes, hopped in the truck and headed to the park for a stroll along the river. Our daughter was our chauffeur and impromptu tour guide for this adventure; the poor girl has her dad’s sense of direction! After a round about detour we made it to the park and we certainly weren’t the only ones who had the idea of a Sunday stroll in the sunshine. Although we had a million other things that we could have been doing we took the time to enjoy this moment in the sun and each others company. Spring makes us think of new beginnings, in the spring it seems like anything is possible. We are all emerging from our long winter slumber and we are ready to reawaken, refresh, and renew. This year as we are looking forward to all the wonder that spring brings and looking toward summer, we are choosing to slow down and simplify our life to allow ourselves some quiet time and quality time. Soak up that spring sunshine while you can because tomorrow it might be raining!