If I know one thing about this new role as “parents”, it’s that it is MUY IMPORTANTE [“very important” for you non Texans 🙂 ] to spend time alone with your man.
I actually had this conversation three times today with 3 different very good friends of mine. We talked about how important making date night a priority is, time to recharge and just be with your hubby. No talk about work, the kids or finances [thanks Alli] – but just dating. ya know, like you did when you just met. Have fun together, dream together, reminisce and tell stories from your early days together… you get the point. Somtimes that means going on date NIGHT but sometimes that means an actual night away together [or weekend!]
The whole time we were at the lake for July 4th with my fam, Stephen kept talking about wanting to get away together – and the last of our trip he worked it out with the grandparents and surprised me with dinner + a night away! It was the first one that we’ve taken that wasn’t spent on a mission trip to Africa….and we went back to where it all started – the Marriott at Horseshoe Bay. Sure, it was down the street from where we were staying but it was time AWAY. While he was still trying to surprise me and throw me off, we drove by the church we got married at and then landed at the Marriott for a yummy dinner and a night alone.
Seriously you don’t know how good for my soul it was simply sleep IN! After dinner we watched not one, but two movies and I slept until 10:30 the next day! REST. being with my man. It was just what I needed. I love my husband for making time alone with me a priority.
what about you? how do you find time to get away from the everyday to spend with your man?