It's an incredible maneuver coordinating our life to have an entire day away from the children and life. The group meets about 100 miles away, so drive time is involved too. Last time we took the kids to my sister's house who lives near there, but this time she was going to be in town and stayed with them at our house.
Our marriage is worth the investment. Even when this group is over, I hope to keep up this routine of getting away, even if it's only half a day, at least every few months. We spend time by ourselves and time together and a small amount of time sharing as a group. It's such a rich time.
We meet across the street from the beach. It was cool and overcast in the morning and the beach was deserted. Perfect. I spent 2 hours with my Bible, my journal, our guide for the morning and music. Sometimes I like the beach best when it's like this.
Once we joined back together, Bean and I headed to another local beach area for lunch. The Wedge is a rather famous spot and we saw a few good sets. There were a few more people there, but it still wasn't too busy.
I love roses. Someday I want to have a rose garden. Or at least a bunch of rose bushes.
A day with this man? Perfect.
We capped the night with dinner with lifelong friends...about 10 of them. We have a number of good, lifelong friends who live in the area and almost all of them were able to meet us for dinner before we headed up.
My heart is full.