So, I thought we’d be safe traveling south for spring break.
We really need a road trip. Code for Dave and I, we really need to talk things over. Our ships have been sailing in different directions and we need to ‘come about’ and change directions. If you have been in a relationship for a long time, I’m fairly certain that you know what I’m talking about.
For years Dave and I spoke the same language because we both worked with students. He worked as a media center director in our high school and I was a coach/reading specialist in a local grade school. We understood the rhythm of the school year and our moods reflected the seasons of getting ready, for many years the long basketball season used to coincide with welcoming our spring vacation. And then it was closing out the year and getting the garden ready. Dave’s love of everything garden has been years in the making.
For two years the balance has shifted….our seasons are opposite. He begins his work at a local nursery and I am edging up to the end of the year and start teaching at a local university. We are passing ships. His traveling season is ending and I feel like mine is gearing up for the way it always was, hiking, biking, traveling to the lake and our ultimate favorite, Colorado. To put it mildly, I feel always like I have either always left my heart in Colorado and in recent years, also have left it in Michigan. And right now, a chunk of it is in Ecuador, of all places.
So we are going on a road trip to Nashville. I am anxious to be on the road, in a car and not fighting security. But I know there will be adventure in it just the same. And of course, there is always that adventure in discovering us…this new season of traveling down the path together. Hopefully, we can get through the snow that might be blocking our vision and start to understand each other’s heart again.