Tom and I find ourselves on the road a lot these days. We are heading home today after two weeks visiting our kids and some friends. 2500 miles accumulated on the odometer and hours of time to talk.
We’ve discovered this is a great time to catch up with each other. Questions are a great way to get deeper conversation started.
Questions to ask:
- What are you looking forward to in the weeks and months ahead?
- What is currently weighing you down?
- How am I doing in encouraging you in the struggle?
- What is a dream you hope to see come true?
- What can we do to help it happen?
A new exercise we tried this trip was Word Association. I started by saying a word, and Tom said the first word that came to his mind. I responded with the word I thought of and so on. It made us laugh. It surprised us at how different we think even in small ways like this.
Another fun game is to start with the letter “A” and share a special memory that begins with that letter. You can play this one in the car with your kids too. It’s amazing to remember the history you share.
We also caught up on our daily Bible reading. After being with family for a week we had both fallen behind, so I read our devotions aloud. We were able to talk about it.
We listened to our church’s message, which helps us stay plugged in to what God’s doing back home in our church life.
I take lots of photos – the photo at the top was this morning’s sunrise. It was breathtaking!
We plan to stop today at a rest area for a picnic lunch. Another way to make the travel time romantic and special. And I’ll probably take more photos.
Road trips are a great opportunity to connect heart to heart.
Grateful for the journey!