Life can get so crazy and busy so quickly between partners. Especially when one (or both) of you is in and out of town. Add in the holidays and three little ones. And without you even knowing it, you can find yourself at dinner one night, looking across that table and wondering who the heck this person is sitting next to you. That is exacty where S and I have found ourselves the past several months. And with very little time for "us time" we were both starting to feel the frustration of it all.
So one day this past week, with Abuelita Fia here to help with the boys, we took some time for us. Almost a whole day. The weather was cooperating, so we loaded up our bikes, bundled up, and headed for one of our most favorite places, Back Bay and False Cape. We had the beach all to ourselves and since it was low tide we could bike for miles. We did not see the wild horses, but saw a few feral hogs and lots of deer, racoon and fox tracks. The dolphins treated us to a show just as we started to head back home with pockets full of beach treasure.
It continues to blow me away how medicinal the natural world is! We had time to talk...really talk...about what the next few years may hold, about the boys' education, about how we can better meet each other's needs on a daily basis, about commonalities and differences. And are now feeling much more grounded individually and also more connected to each other. Aaaahhhh....bring on 2009 and whatever may come. We're ready now...together.