Happy Monday! I don't know about where you are, but here in Auburn, the sun is shining and it is gorgeous outside. I hope the sun is giving you a dose of vitamin D, too.
This last weekend, Dave had to work in San Diego and I took the opprortunity to meet him for a few nights. We went country dancing on Friday night and I have to say, this was as close to being in a time machine as you can get. Everything about that night took us back to 1997 when we were just getting to know each other, dancing, laughing, and falling in love. Of course, the falling in love part took more than six years, but it was all those moments that made up the "happily married" that we are today.
Every married couple needs to do this! Go back to something or someplace that is part of your dating history - without your kids. Maybe the place you married and/or honeymooned. This kind of rekindling is a shot in the arm that works like a slingshot. It stays with you days and sometimes even weeks after you get home. We held hands through the airport coming home and even this morning, we were still smiling about the good time we just had.
When we picked Mason up, he immediatley asked the two of us what we brought him. We just looked at each other and smiled because we know we brought him a mom and a dad who love him enough to keep our marriage thriving, and dare I say, spicy? I can't think of a better gift to bring home for all of us.
Have a great week and get outside and enjoy the gorgeous winter weather!
A Thought on Couplehood
"If you want to have the kind of relationship that your heart yearns for, you have to create it. You can't depend on somebody else creating it for you."
— Gary Zukav