Within minutes of wrapping up work for the day Becky and I were out of the house and on our way to our date. She’d had the great idea to rent a couple of kayaks and send some time paddling on the river.

Talk about peaceful! There was just enough wind to keep the sun’s heat down while not making it difficult to paddle. Once we got back in the sloughs it was chill and peaceful. Having quiet time to the two of us like that outside felt incredible.

It was funny that just yesterday I talked about the dogs enjoying the moment and simple things as we were in the same boat today. Totally chill. No agenda. No destination. Just floating, paddling, and taking in the moment. Watching the brightly colored damsel flies. Seeing huge turtles sunning themselves on logs. Soaking in the sunlight. Perfect chillness. Hanging out with Becky doing the things we both enjoy outside.

To make the night even better Becky had already made supper this morning so we didn’t have to cook when we got home. Now it’s time for blogging, then ice cream, and then sleep by 9pm. Sounds like the perfect date night to me!

Two nights ago was yoga. Last night we did a lot of walking. Tonight we were kayaking. I’m so thankful for these moments we have without the boys as they help me see that life will be different but still wonderful once the boys are grown and out of the house. I won’t wish that time away, and it’s much easier knowing we’ll have lots to keep ourselves busy once we’re empty nesters. Glimpses into the future like this really help me stay in the present. I know, it sounds weird, but I think you get what I mean.


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