Happy Friday Y’all!
My Husband & I have always lived very spontaneously. Since we first started dating we have always just woken up with a wild hair to go live life and we pack up and take random road (sometimes day) trips . Yesterday was no different.
We wake up with our son right in between us and H can’t believe his Daddy is right next to him. He ask, “is it Saturday?!” It was confusing to his little three-year old mind. Normally, my husband leaves for work around 6 AM if not a little sooner. Yesterday, he was actually called to work in the city we lived in so he was able to sleep in. When he checked his jobs for the day, wellll it was a slow day so he called his co-worker and asked him if he wanted his few jobs and the guy welcomed the work. So my hubby and I were like what do you want to do today, I knew the laundry needed to be done and I needed to write a paper that was due [today], so I was excited at the thought of his extra help! That’s when our son suggested going to the beach. Next thing I know, it was around 11 AM and we were in Galveston, Texas in Target buying kite’s and sandcastle equipment!
Yesterday wasn’t my paper’s due date, so it wasn’t the “do” date either hehe. Oh well, I will get it done by midnight tonight. We had so much fun! I didn’t take photos, we left our phones in the truck when we were playing at the beach. We flew kites, played a game of family soccer (my husband cheats), and I was able to job two miles next to the Gulf! Plus we stopped at our favorite, FISHTALES and ate crab legs (my sons fav). We were home by 8 PM and I was able to get two loads of laundry done!
I am truly blessed to have the relationship I have with both my son and husband. I am so thankful such a strong family bond that we have created. I only hope to raise my son to love unconditionally, commit wholeheartedly, and to never take life for granted; if given the choice to slow down and treasure a moment, seize it! The world can wait (with responsibility)
In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my pace of life than my peace of life. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it’s solace I’m after, I don’t need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind.”
― Steve Goodier