My hubby and I had an impromptu date yesterday, and we decided to walk one of the local trails. Instead of wearing crocs with no socks (that rhymes, lol), I took the time to put on socks and shoes- a rare occasion it was!
We got into the car, and marveled over the crystal clear blue sky and the smell of autumn in the air. You can just feel change coming- and we are anticipating the leaves changing any day now.
Anywho, we got out of the car, I reached for my phone in my purse, you know- the one I am addicted to? and wouldn’t you know it- I couldn’t find it! Hubby could not BELIEVE that I actually left home without it.
Neither could I.
Ughh… how am I going to document this beautiful day?
Hubs handed over his phone so I could take a few pictures.
But only a few, he said. We need to enjoy the moment.
And we did.
We exchanged jolly, banter back and forth- memories of years gone by, and we dreamed about our future.
I looked around as we walked, and I saw the evidence of the heavy downpours we experienced over the last few weeks- sandbags, a rushing waterfall, trenches dug for drainage.
I saw weary mommas walking with toddlers, dog-moms walking their fur babies.
I remembered all the times I walked that trail with my own babies. One in a backpack and the other in a stroller. Those sleepless days were sweet, but seemed like they were light years ago.
Seasons come and go so quickly!
The hubs and I had lunch together, and afterwards I scoured the house looking for my cell phone. I couldn’t find it anywhere! I wasn’t desperate to use it- just desperate to find it- because once I forget where I’ve put something, the chances are slimmer and slimmer that I will ever see it again.
On a whim, I went back to the car to check for it… and there it was in the backseat. Plain as day.
So I had my phone with me all along. I can’t remember a walk I have taken without it. And you know something-
I didn’t miss is at all!
“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”