Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Perfect Day

How grateful I feel that Jeff and I could have this time away together. We chose to come to a Bed and Breakfast here on the coast. The owners have been so kind and we have really enjoyed their home that they designed and had built. Last night was stormy but still the sound of the rain on the sky light and the roaring of the ocean out side our window, was peaceful. This morning was another cloudy day but made brighter, when we shared an incredible breakfast with the other couple that was staying here and with the owners. It is always a perfect day to me when you make a new friend. Well today, we made a few of them. The other couple that was staying here...were young and waiting for the arrival of their first baby in May. This was their last big get away before the baby was born. How neat it was to sit across the table from them and listen to the excitement in their voice as they talked about their baby. I can't believe it was over 27 years ago that Jeff and I were in that exact place...excited and waiting for our Amy! We had fun sharing stories about our kids and grand kids. Don't worry, we tried to tell all the good stories not any of the bad ones that everyone usually insists on sharing. The owners told of their experiences too and so it was fun.

After breakfast we headed back for town and did a little window shopping. While we were having lunch, we saw on the news, all about the Tsunami warnings that were to hit Hawaii and that the whole Pacific Coast was on alert. So we decided that today wasn't probably the best day to collect sea shells! It was hard to watch on the news all the devastation that came to the people in Chile in yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers went out to them and their families, it sure seems like there has been a lot of disasters lately and it makes you realize how blessed you are...just to be safe. Life can certainly change in a moment.

The rest of the day we just went sight seeing and just enjoyed doing absolutely nothing. As we were walking down the street, I mentioned to Jeff how nice it was not to have any agendas or schedules. We didn't have to be any where and it felt nice for a change.

Tonight the skies cleared up and the moon and stars came out. What a beautiful place this is. So I am grateful for this  perfect day and realize we don't always have a lot of them but ... but we should appreciate the ones that we have. I am grateful for time away, grateful that we have made new friends and most important, I am grateful to be here and married to my BEST FRIEND!

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."  ~Robert Byrne

 

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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