Yesterday was a reminder to me to spend more time in savoring a time of friendship and caring.
The time we spent traveling to visit our friends in the country was a time to enjoy just being together, laughing and talking, just being friends.
When we got there, we spent a lazy late summer afternoon with a picnic in the backyard, sitting in the shade, laughing over memories and telling stories, and watching the little one so busy playing with whatever came to hand - and it struck me what a gift this is, to just spend these minutes and hours together...and it reminded me of our love.
We have this gift that we share, and it is given to us anew; every day it's wrapped up again and placed gently in our care.
This gift has to be opened each morning, the wrappings flung aside, the top taken off in the eagerness to see what wonders this day lay inside.
For its only in the sharing, the giving away that will keep; the gift ever fresh and renewed each day, full of joy that makes the heart leap.
I never want to be so busy that I pass the gift by in the rush of things to do and places to go, to miss even one of the moments of love because I didn't look, didn't know.
So I am glad for every reminder, to slow down and sit and just savor the time, to just 'be' together, to thank God that I am yours and you are mine.
Every day I want to take a small bit of the day, to sit back and be quiet in my chair, and bask in the love and the wonder of my life, just knowing that you are there.
I want to pick up that gift and slowly unwrap it, to see together the things inside that are so true, for inside we'll find another thousand ways for us to tell each other the wonder in the words "I love you!"