Well I guess we do indeed fall into the “people in general” category. We both grew up in the nation’s kitchen (i.e.the flat; featureless; utilitarian; corn and manure-filled Midwest). No mountains, whitewater, or remote desert trails here. (those places would more likely be considered the nation’s family room or game room.)
Who are we? We are “us”. Let me tell you a little bit about “us”. We are two ordinary people. John spent the last twenty years working in the automotive industry, and I take care of our home located on three acres. Three acres doesn’t sound like a lot, but in addition to taking care of the yard, weeds, and flowers, we have a large garden. From the garden I am able to can, dehydrate, and freeze produce for the rest of the year. Believe me, I am sooo busy. I don’t have time to have a job! See – we are ordinary – we are not exciting – we are very boring actually!
We are ordinary people who live ordinary daily lives, but take a few adventures every now and then. We have taken three interior Canadian trips to the end of the road – even to the Arctic Ocean. Our kayaks (separate boats) have traveled with us on each of these trips.
We have four grown children between “us” and are blessed that our blended family gets along so well. We even have grandchildren – four and one on the way. Our family is never surprised when we decide to leave our ordinary daily life and venture beyond our ordinariness.
Thus, they were not totally shocked (maybe freaked out a little this time) when we announced we were planning another kayak trip, which would just happen to last 4 months. What would they do without us for four months?!!!?
In spite of these periodic self-fulfilling adventures, we do aspire to put God first, marriage second, family third, and everything else fourth.