A great day for a walkIf your house is anything like ours, then you are likely in the middle of the chaos of summer camps for your children. In our home, every week is a little different than the previous. Last week, our oldest had a week of horse camp, which left Madelyn and Molly home with us. This week the middle and the youngest are at Piney Run for their Nature Camp, while Emma is home with us. Who knows what next week holds! Heaven knows that I have not looked that far ahead...
This week, after dropping the two youngest off at Nature Camp, I turned to Emma and said "Hey I want to take Enzo for a long walk. Do you want to come along?" She said "Yes!" before I even finished the question. I explained that I thought it would be fun to spend some time together, just the two of us (and Enzo of course) while getting a little exercise. It was great to be able to spend that time together walking and talking. We stopped along the way to pick some blackberries and a couple of raspberries. (I was later informed those raspberries were more likely to be wineberries. Which I didn't even know was a thing.) When all was said and done we had done over 4 miles of walking, picked a couple of berries, and most importantly, we reconnected.
While the berries were pretty tasty, the highlight of the walk was the time that we spent together. We spend so much time connected to devices in this world that we often forget how important time spent in conversation can be. The next time you want to catch up with someone, put down your phone and go for a walk.
Movement is my medicine,