come pick me up

Tonight an unexpected detour rerouted me about 15-20 minutes out of my way.  Most days this would annoy me, especially at night after a long day of vbs preparation.  But tonight it was a deep breath in.  Let me explain.
I am an extrovert.  I know this about myself, I’m a people person, I like people.  But every now and then I need some quiet by myself time.  And more specifically I need some quiet me and some music time.  I need a few moments to listen to good music and not have to talk to anyone.  I need permission to ignore everything and everyone around me and just breath in the sweet melodies of some of my favorite songs.
The other thing I need in my life is fresh air and wide open spaces.  Tonight’s detour took me on some of my favorite back roads which do not have street lights.  When I first got my license, these were the roads my mom hated me driving on, especially at night.  I’m sure she had nightmares of me being stranded on the side of this road late at night.  So in a lot of ways these roads meant freedom since it wasn’t until I was about 18 that my mom felt comfortable letting me drive on them at night.
This last part you might find weird, but whatever.  I love to drive with my windows down.  And sometimes it’s too cold outside to really have that be super enjoyable.  Tonight was one of those nights.  However, these backroads were so awesome and the air was so fresh I needed to roll my windows down.  So I turned the heat all the way on and rolled the windows down.
So there I was, driving down the pitch black roads, listening to my music super loud, windows down, heat up.  It was so beautiful and such a great end to my perfectly crazy, people filled day.  I almost didn’t want it to end, but alas, it had to.
I love Colorado so much because of nights like this.  Clean air and roads where you can feel like you’re the only person for miles.  Mountains that remind you how small you are in this great big world.  It might be cliche but I don’t care.
Sometimes I think that God gives me these moments in His creation to remind me how much he loves me.  Cause tonight, that road, the mountains, the fresh air, even the sweet melodies coming through my speakers were all meant just for me.  Like a little gift from God reminding me that I’m his beloved child.  And some days that’s all you need.

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