Life for these two is uncomplicated and rhythmic. The weeks pass by steadily with little change in scenery or agenda. Some might call it uneventful. But if you know them--and if you have seen their commitment to community and their love for family--you know their lives are rich. Seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time was definitely not going to make their lives any richer, but it was a joy. A joy for them, and for all of us who watched them take it in.
Their great-grandchildren were oblivious to the sacredness of the moment, but they will remember it... and someday they will understand how special it was--not only the moment, but their opportunity to experience it too. I know it is forever etched in my memory.