Do you ever feel like your life is a blur? So many activities, responsibilities, places to be? Chris and I had 3 1/2 hours ALONE together this week. He came in to off load, re-ice, re-fuel. It happened to be during a time when I had scheduled a sitter as I had appointments where kids are not allowed. Anyway, since he was home and the sitter was here…..we had a date! Well, sort of. It was the middle of the week, middle of the day thing. So not exactly date-ish. And, we ran the errands and attended to appointments that I would have done anyway ~ we just did it together. So yeah…. date-ish. Anyway, among the rushing around we saw some friends that we’ve known for years. When I first met Chris, this couple played a large part in our budding romance. (That’s another story for another time) Anyway, these two sweet people are getting on in years. We talked a few minutes and when we got back into the truck we were both silent. (An oddity for the two of us, for sure!) Regaining our chattiness, we went over how long we’ve known them, how they used to be, and were astounded by how quickly the time as passed. These people were vibrant and full of life. 13 years ago. Those years have blown by SO SO quickly. Seeing them that day, seeing how they’ve aged and changed – was a shocking and vivid reminder of how fleeting the time is that we truly have together.
I am just fine with my semi-date day. If I run errands with my husband, and laugh together as we cross our ‘to-do’s’ off the list, and watch the water for a few minutes while we wait for an appointment TOGETHER…that is good. So from last week, with all it’s um, difficulties – to this week, with the same difficulties and more actually…. my view has changed. And, more than ever, I am grateful that this sweet couple has reminded me again that each of these few moments that we spend with each other, or with the kids, or seeing friends…these moments all strung together ARE our lives. I’m savoring each of them.