Every once in a while, it’s good to take a break and do something different with your weeknight. Mandy has been wanting to build a fire in the backyard for weeks — and for weeks I’ve been too tired, too cold, or too lazy to get up from my chair and give my girl this little thing she wants.  Tonight, we did it.

It was so refreshing to put Shawn to bed, get out the camping chairs, start a fire and then talk alone with the love of my life (plus Hatch). There’s just something about a fire that makes simple company more meaningful. The light that shines from the embers on your face, the crackles you hear that pop up as the fire burns hotter, the warmth on the front half of your body contrasting with the cold on your back all add up to a supremely soothing environment.

When we walked outside, my mind was on what I thought were bigger things — our finances, the much needed landscaping in our freshly dug backyard, and various other stresses of life… quickly my thoughts shifted towards how blessed I am… what I wonderful girl I’m married to, and how life should be made up of more moments like these.


One Response to “Shift”

  1. 1 cindy

    wow!!! I am so glad you have each other!! I could have never asked for a better husband for my daughter!! You are an excellect writer. Love ya!!

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