|The above picture may not look like much, but it reflects some special moments ...|
For months now, at least since January, Mr. T and I have been thinking about a getaway. For various reasons, mostly involving eldercare needs, we have had to put it off. Originally we were thinking about an overnight getaway and even had a destination in mind. But a couple of weeks ago, I began to feel that we needed something more relaxing. A cabin, maybe, not a hotel room. With a water view. A situation where we could prepare our own simple meals and not be dependent on restaurants. And so on. When I mentioned these thoughts to my hubby, he heartily agreed and added his thought that we should take two nights, not just one. Those plans are still in the works and may be a long way off. However, in the meantime ...
So, on Saturday after lunch Mr. T asked, "I know we're both really busy, but do you think you could spare an hour or so? I was thinking we could take our camping chairs to the public beach and just sit and watch the water for a little while."
He was dumbfounded when I told him I had had the exact same thought just a few days previously. We concluded that there was absolutely no doubt as to what we needed to do, so promptly packed up the chairs, grabbed a couple of apples, and headed out. The day was dreary and overcast, but at least there was no rain. We encountered a cloud of bugs when we first moved toward the water, but a breeze picked up and kept them away.
If you look closely you can see not only a spring green tree dominating the photo, but a pinkish tree to the left. We saw trees similar to this across the lake, but were not close enough to get photos.
And, although I have no sunshiney, sparkly photos to show for our mental health moments, I have something even better -- the sure knowledge that our all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful Creator God always knows what we need and is faithful to provide it -- in the greatest detail.