Sunday, June 21, 2009
It is late, and as usual this is my favorite time to write. Last week I shared with you a video of my husband catching his first fish of the season. We have been trying to spend time with each other throughout our week. I enjoy joining him in what he likes to do, even if I do not fish! I usually read or write or sleep, last week I took a video. I simply like being in his presence.
Yesterday, Murray surprised me by doing something I enjoy. Near our city, close to the South Saskatchewan river is a barn that has been turned into an eatery, with green houses, and a Saskatoon berry orchard. The Berry Barn has a unique menu, which includes the famous Saskatoon berry pie.
Murray had never been there, we both had a simple supper, which was mushroom soup in a bread bowl. Followed with a berry dessert: My choice was cheesecake with Saskatoon berries, his was a berry surprise crumble. It is great when we can choose to be part of what another enjoys without complaining.
Last week during a staff planning time at my church, it was decided that as a group we would do a group activity each month over the next year. In the fall, as a group we will go to a spa for a pedicure, and we will go paint balling. I believe it is courageous of the men on staff to join the women in some pampering, and the women to get bold and learn to be shot with color.
What a great way to build community! It is amazing how we can become intimate (real) with others by enjoying what they enjoy. It is vital to our marriages, and to our communities to get involved in what others embrace as fun and enjoyment.
In what ways have you been challenged by trying something new that another person enjoys, without complaining? Where in your life have you entered into another persons life by just being there?
This picture was taken out at the Berry Barn, and it was perfect for this post! As I was walking through the green house I noticed this copper couple, the herbs where in front so I moved them out of the way, and the sun was directly upon them casting love on them. At the time I thought it was silly to take a picture of this copper couple! I am thankful I was brave and moved the herbs finding this treasure.
Love joins us together as we share our life with another.
Love from Robin