Peter and I went out for breakfast together this week. It took some organising but it was nice to take that step to spend some intentional time together.
October is the time of the year where we begin to see change around here. The weather has changed (it is now muggy and hot!), most of the tourists have gone home (to where it is nice and pleasant!), life seems to slow down a bit – or at least we start to prepare for a change in the hectic pace of our life as summer (or the Wet Season as we call it) heads our way.
Pete and I have been talking about how we are going to spend January – it is a down month as far as his work goes, and we are not going away for a holiday. We have been talking for some time about how we spend our time during this month, what projects are important etc.
But during our breakfast time we talked about this from a slightly different perspective – instead of talking about what projects needed to be done we talked about what each of our children needed and specifically what they needed from their Dad. How could Peter be intentional with building relationships with his kids, how he could be intentional about spending the time he has at home. Each of our children are different and they have different needs. It was good to be able to hash this out and make a plan together.
Time slips by so fast – unless you are intentional you will end up saying "I wish I did this…."