Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! (And love, too!)

Yesterday was a really good day!

eSuitor and I went to the beach together in the morning. We thought we'd encounter hoards of people, but not so. Driving was surreal. It was as if we owned the streets of L.A. Hardly any traffic. No problem parking at the beach. We plopped ourselves down on our beach towels and enjoyed a few hours in the sun. The weather was gorgeous. Warm sun, cool breeze. We read books, took a walk along the shoreline, and had a picnic lunch that he prepared! It was nice just being together.

In the late afternoon, we met his cousins for another picnic (dinner, this time) at a park next to Dodger Stadium and then we went to the game--my first Dodgers game! His cousins have season tickets. Their seats are amazing--in a balcony right behind home plate. Wanna see a picture of eSuitor? :)

The pregame "show" was awesome. A woman with a great country voice sang the national anthem. And just as the song ended, a USAF jet did a fly-over. It was such an emotion-filled moment. Something out of an old movie! As the jet approached and passed overhead, we were joyfully waving our little American flags in our hands, as if to say "hello" and "thank you" to the pilot!

After the plane passed over, I looked at the strangers in the seats around me. We were saying things like, "That was amazing!" as we wiped tears from our eyes. In a day and age when so many people are disenchanted with our government, it was wonderful to feel the strength of patriotism pulsing through the crowd and resonating in my heart. We are blessed to live in this great nation! Thank You, Lord!

After the game, we were treated to a beautiful fireworks display. You might think that was the big finale of the evening, but it wasn't. eSuitor totally outdid the fireworks when were saying good-bye--he kissed me goodnight and said, "I love you".

Of course, you already know that I love him too, but it was fun to get to tell him myself!

Needless to say, I drifted off to sleep with a big smile on my face, and it was still there when I woke up this morning!


Autumn's Mom said...

awww Tracy! That makes me feel all squishy inside. I love the beginnings of love. It's truly the best feeling ever.

Many blessings my sister.

Forky said...

Feeling squishy too. What is this warm, fluttery feeling?

LynnDenise said...

Aww, so sweet. Ain't love grand?

Cherry said...

oh oh oh! Yay!

Very happy for you!