When I won a seat at the spring writing refresher for Guideposts, Lonny thanked God for my blessing. Then he made plans.
“I’ll get the kids settled,” he said. “Then I’ll join you after the workshop.”
The refresher was in Portland, Oregon. Neither of us had been so far west.
Lonny joined me on a Sunday morning, and we drove from Portland to the coast. We stayed in an oceanfront inn. From our balcony we could feel the pulse of the Pacific.
We put our footprints in the sand. Studied starfish at low tide. Whispered under the stars. Walked miles on the beach. Shared meals in quaint, cozy places with big, warm fires.
We talked very little of our five sons. Of home. Of all the mom-and-dad, his-and-her responsibilities.
We discovered once again, that the more we have, the more we want. The more we want, the more we have.
Of each other.
Of our relationship.
Thank you, God...