Sometimes you just have to do the unthinkable.
Like wake your husband up early on his day off. I checked the sunrise time for our area the night before - 8:22 am. I really wanted him to experience his birthday completely. It's interesting being a feeling, emotional (right brained) wife married to a calculating, analytical (left brained) husband. It helps me feel secure knowing he has everything thought out for both of us. At the same time, once and awhile I try to get him to feel something beyond thinking and this time I scored big! He agreed to come to the lake front with me and watch the sunrise.
And it was incredibly beautiful, peaceful, and meaningful.
Brian was really feeling the pinch of his age this time and especially the nearness of the number 50. :) "What have I done with my life, what can I do with it yet to make a difference, I feel like it won't be long and I won't be able to move anymore, I'm already so stiff and sore everyday!" So I wanted him to turn on the right side of his brain for a minute and bask. Bask in creation, bask in God's love for him, bask in the fact that God already knows what's up ahead it's good. Take a moment and just stop thinking and let it be.
I told him on a birthday card:
You are the PAINT on God's canvas.
NOTES in His song.
WORDS on His page.
You bring His love to the world in new ways.
And when you do, it is so again...
"God saw all that He had made, and it was very good."
On the walk back to our house, Brian remarked that without me in his life
he'd be a recluse and miss all the beauty of life. Ahh.
I'm so thankful that between the two of us, we have a complete functioning left and right sided brain.
Yes, very, very good!