On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons I drive my husband up to Gettysburg College where he takes a class on Civil War history. This is the third or fourth year that he has been taking classes at Gettysburg from the same professor, Allen Guelzo, a published and recognized historian in Civil War Studies.
It makes my husband happy to continue learning about an area of study that he really enjoys and I enjoy having the three hours twice a week in the car with him to talk and listen to music. I pick him up around noon and we head north to the hills of Pennsylvania. We have lunch in Gettysburg and then he goes to his class for an hour and a half and I work during that time. Then we drive the hour and a half back to Bethesda. Now with the change in daylight savings, we watch the sun set over the Pennsylvania and Maryland farm land. It is a beautiful scene with the changing season.
With a busy schedule as a Realtor, it is nice to have this time blocked to spend with him. After all, most of us work on the weekends, so two afternoons in the week are a welcome break.
Yesterday I was talking to a client in Hawaii about the offer she was making on a new home in Maryland. Since the weather was so warm I took the opportunity to walk around Gettysburg College as I explained the home inspection contingency. Taking a pause to collect my thoughts, I looked down at my feet and saw these glorious ginkgo leaves.
To me they looked like flattened carnation flowers thrown at my feet. To me these are the prettiest of the fall leaves - and to be walking through them on a glorious fall day seemed a blessing beyond expectation.
I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be a Realtor, providing for my family, and yet blessed with glorious moments like fallen ginkgo leaves on a sidewalk in Gettysburg.