You probably didn’t know it, but this past Saturday was National Pie Day. It’s become quite the annual event in our family, since we love pie! We love it so much we usually celebrate birthdays with a Birthday Pie, instead of cake! So, it was fitting to celebrate our date night with a slice of a homemade French Silk Pie! Ooo-la-la! And since French was the apparent theme, we enjoyed our delicious treat while watching one of our all-time favorite musicals set in the most romantic city of all – Paris! What musical? You ask. Why, Phantom of the Opera!
As a side note – the above mentioned date was actually “Plan B”. “Plan A” was to include me teaching my husband how to make a pie from scratch. I thought it would be fun to work the dough together and get flour everywhere while clowning around in the kitchen, but he didn’t seem as excited to do this as I thought he would. So, we came to this idea instead. The temptation was great to be disappointed and mope, but by God’s grace I was able to change plans and still have a wonderful time with Tom. The next day he apologized for not going along with “Plan A”. <sigh>. It would have been fun, but we learned a valuable lesson; Dates that are fun for one may not be for the other. Either sacrifice your plans, like I did, or go along for the fun of it, like Tom wished he had done. Either way would have been memorable! It’s of most importance to be flexible – plans change, and if we’re holding too tightly to our desires we’re setting ourselves up for much disappointment.