Most mornings, once the kids are on the bus and off to school, Charlie and I will sit for a few minutes in the kitchen before I have to leave for the office. Usually, he'll drink a cup of coffee and I'll sip a cup of tea, and we'll talk. We talk sporadically throughout the day, but that time in the morning - after the hustle and bustle of getting four children up and ready and out the door has passed ... is one of the most peaceful times of my day.
During those 10 or 15 minutes, we connect and have more clarity about life and our next steps than we do at any other time. Sometimes that connection comes from simply holding hands and staring out the window together.
This was our view, today.