Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's Like Your Wedding

My husband and I have been busy. Really busy. (Just like you, I imagine) and we have somehow stopped spending as much time together. We see each other all the time but we don't necessarily see each other. Know what I mean? So we started talking about how we could be better about it.

"It's hard because you don't really stay up late, you know?" my husband said tentatively. I am a 9:30 to bed girl on a good night so he knows this is touchy. 
"True. But I can do that. One night a week. Is that enough?" 
He sighed and I knew it wasn't. I knew in that moment that I spend almost all of my energy on our kids and I don't have much left for him at the end of the day. I knew that had to change.

We brainstormed and talked until 11 (GASP!) and we both felt rejuvinated by the secure knowledge that we were both incredibly important to each other. We planned date nights and decided to get back to doing our devotional time in the morning. We worked through some things that had been unsaid and came to the conclusion that no matter how busy or tired we get, we will always make our time together a priority.

The next day, he got home from work and wrapped me in a big hug. He pulled back and kissed me gently. "Awww! I heard my four year old say. It just like your wedding day!"

I saw in that moment how important this marriage is for every member of this family. Being in love and showing that love openly is the absolute best thing I can do as a partner and a parent. I am so blessed by this man. I hope I never take that for granted.

Talk to your spouse tonight about each other. What have they done lately that made you feel loved? How can you make them feel more loved?

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