I am thankful for a an encouraging husband.
First of all, this Thankful Sunday is not quite so timely, but I am thankful for something that happened on Sunday, so it all works out.
Yesterday was a day when I had to work. Not my favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but pleasant enough anyway. When I came home, I was tired and ready to spend the evening gliding into Monday. But Ward had other ideas. For about a month now, we've had Bill Bryson on our calendar. Last night he was speaking in the area for free and we had planned to go. We thought it was another way to take advantage of some of the things our new area has to offer. But mostly it was a way to see an author we really liked.
|I grabbed a couple of Bill Bryson books off our shelves to get autographed.|
However, we decided to not wait in the long line to make this happen.
It was hard to say no to Ward when I came home, because he already had supper fixed. That told me he was really serious. So after some gentle nudging, I agreed to go.
We stood in a very long line waiting for them to open the doors. It was a little cold out so it was nice to snuggle with Ward while we chatted with others in line. And when the doors opened to the old theater where the event was happening, it filled up quickly--all 1200 seats with hundreds more standing and several just leaving. We were lucky. We were there early enough to get seats together.
Bryson's talk was interesting and funny. And calm and pleasant. I can't think of when an indoor event has been more suited for our styles. And despite the large crowd, we were able to get home without too much tie up in traffic. A great ending to a great evening, that I didn't want to go to.
So for an encouraging husband that got me up and out of the house, I am thankful.
Ward just read this and said it's kind of sappy. However, he's happy to take any compliments I throw his way.