Let's talk summer travel! We recently got home from our big two week road trip! I wanted to share just a few travel thoughts for anyone else who has a big trip coming up.
We were driving home from D.C. a few weeks ago, and I said something in passing to Casey that I appreciated about him. It wasn't anything earth shattering or amazing...just a little something small and seemingly insignificant.
I didn't even know the girls were paying attention to our conversation when, all of a sudden, Ellie says, "Mom, what other appreciations do you have for Daddy? You don't give him appreciations that much."
The worst part about it? She was right.
We fly through life, day in and day out. Casey and I both like to get things done...we like efficiency, productivity, and we genuinely enjoy working at whatever is in front of us at the time...but that doesn't leave a lot of room for noticing the small things and expressing gratitude.
It's not that it's not there...it's just that it doesn't come out enough. (Obviously...my eight year old is noticing it!)
What happened next was probably a good forty-five minutes to an hour of the four of us sharing "appreciations" with each other. I loved seeing the smiles on our daughters' faces as they heard us give our "appreciations" to each other. You could see how our love and hearts for each other were filling their own hearts. Then they wanted in on the action and had their own "appreciations" to share with us and each other.
Ladies, could we slow down enough to find some "appreciations" for the man we share our life with?
With Father's Day quickly approaching, maybe we should be asking ourselves what we see, and more importantly what God sees, in the heart of the man we're married to.