Last night, we had eaten dinner early again(the only way to do it during the week, really) and were done with all of our nightly duties by seven. We sat on the couch, about to settle into a mind-numbing three hour Netflix fest when Adam looked over at me and asked if there was anything I wanted to do. It was a Tuesday night at seven and I had nothing on my to-do list, but I knew I didn’t want to sit around, so I got up and got ready with no destination in mind.
Sometimes we make these things up as we go along, you know.
I love how late the sun stays out on late-spring/summer evenings. We had a good hour or so left of sunlight. We ran some errands, found a framed chalkboard(an item on our “must buy soon” list) and drove around some neighborhoods in our never-ending search for a new place to rent. The best surprise was this gorgeous rainbow. Adam even whisked me up to the top of a parking garage so that I could get a good picture of it. It was a full-on rainbow. All the way. So bright! So vivid! Full-on single rainbow all the way across the sky!
Okay, I’m done.
It was one of those little adventures that I normally wouldn’t think too much about and I probably wouldn’t remember a few months or a year from now. But I’m writing here so that I remember. I want to remember these little ordinary moments that mean so much more than we give them credit for. I want to appreciate these moments more and not always look to the big stuff up ahead. It was one of those nights that made me realize how blessed I was. Sadly, sometimes I need a reminder of that. A reminder that I’m exactly where God wants me to be and everything’s going to be okay. That’s all I need to know right now!