Last week was spring break for our kids. Hubby took a couple of days off from work, and we enjoyed some local activities as a family. We checked out books and movies from the library and took advantage of the three warm days we had. Winter seemed to last forever in Indiana this year. The sunshine and fresh air were the perfect cure for our cabin fever.
One evening, I met hubby outside and asked if he’d like to take a walk. The sun was lowering, the temperature was perfect, and the crickets and spring peepers (the Hoosier name for frogs) played a soothing melody. Hand in hand, we walked down our country road, gazing across our acreage, and spoke of all the things we’d like to do around the farm. We counted our blessings, talked about how fast the kids are growing and our parenting concerns. We also soaked up the sounds of nature and just relished each others presence without words.
As we returned to the house, I realized how important it is to take a walk with your sweetheart. It may be considered old-fashioned or something best done in the dating stage, but truth is it’s timeless. Couples have partaken in the simple gesture for centuries. It’s romantic, rejuvenating, and free.
Fifteen years, and there’s still no one I’d rather walk this road with than him.
As the cool days and nights transition into warmer ones, I challenge you to take half an hour away from your tablet, cell phone, and other distractions, and take a walk with your sweetheart.
~Candice Sue Patterson writes contemporary romance and is the author of Bright Copper Kettles and Silver White Winters. Both eBooks are free for a limited time at Pelican Book Group.