Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Normal and Loving It

Before I left the house for my power walk last night, I laid out my long dress and jewelry because upon my return I had just enough time to get ready for my date. Last night was opening night for the new season with the Roanoke Symphony. I quickly dressed, noticed Paul dressed in a dashing suit and tie, and we swiftly headed out of the house blowing kisses to the girls. I turned around and looked at Kathryn and joyfully shouted, "NORMAL!" She grinned at me and said, "Don't hurry home, everything will be fine." It has been a long time since we have been able to enjoy an evening out like that. We smiled and held hands. The music was beautiful and flowed through the auditorium like a balmy breeze. I love these normal times. I am enjoying them fully. We stopped on the way home to shop in our symphony clothes and that was fun as well. I found a little bouquet of flowers for Kathryn's room to thank her for babysitting, and all too soon the evening was over. I woke up this morning feeling so blessed. These are the times of refreshing!