Saturday, October 8, 2011

Date Night

My husband and I have been fortunate to be able to enjoy 'date night' through the years. In frankness we have had more wonderful dates but there have been a handful of just miserable ones.  Tonight though it was wonderful! This date will go down as an all-time favorite.

As we spent the day with the kids going around to stores the rousing force was ‘were going on a date tonight’! If you have kids you well know that some days they are just more chatty and noisy than others.  Today was that day for us.  Once in the car we took our deep breaths and peeled out for a quiet time. 

Maybe our date was so satisfying because we went to eat somewhere we rarely like to go. Tonight’s restaurant choice was decided by a free steamy pot coupon my husband had. We ordered our pots with eagerness to which it did not fail. I sat there focused eating with my hands, fingers dirty with seafood, potatoes and corn. Just across from me was Bobby, doing the same thing eating with his bare husband saying ‘this is good’ every 3minutes or so.  We sat there engaging with our meal in a comfortable manner that just brought awareness that I was being myself. To be able to sit there with no worries of having to speak but being able to revel in the fact: I was there with my husband despite dirty fingers.  I love spending time with my husband. I love laughing and feeling like I am a comedian when he laughs at my comments.  I love when, like tonight, we can just enjoy sit next to each other.  

It is doing the little things that will make you both feel loved, appreciated and excited about your life together." 

Two precious words, for either the single or the married…butterflies, anticipation, heart beating, hope, reconnecting, nourishment, fun...emotions or benefits that can come with Date Night.  It’s just too easy for the weight of the world to pull you apart without dedicated time and attention for pleasurable reconnecting with your spouse. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by!

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