Time together for any family is precious, and I know that every job and every marriage has its difficulties and certainly some are more so than others. But lately I've been feeling as if Jacob's job of being a student has been particularly difficult for us. Jacob is now in the most intense month of the semester with papers and projects on top of the already seemingly endless reading. I struggle with feeling as if my husband is a fleeting phantom who crawls into bed at 2am, only too soon to kiss us goodbye a few hours later as he goes to back to his studies. Weekday or weekend -- it doesn't matter. There is no 9-5 for the student. During the semester there are no defined lines and times of when work is over. There is always more work to be done.
But on Friday Jacob messaged me saying that on Saturday afternoon we were going to have a family picnic, and we did. And it was lovely. The weather was beyond beautiful, and we were together. It was much needed together time to help us prepare for the coming few weeks where I might be seeing my husband even less ... if that's possible. And of course I forced my brother to take pictures, so now you are sabotaged with visual proof. Family time was had.
Hope your weather was as beautiful as ours. I'm so glad we took advantage of it since we are now under a cold, drizzly cloud of grey forecasted to hang around for the remainder of the week.