That's It! We need to make "US" time a priority!
Many of you have spouses who work very long hours outside of the home. By the time they get home, it's bedtime for the kids, clean up the kitchen, eat a quick meal, and head off to bed. For me, it was allow John time to play with the kids, get some computer and blog work done, write out some cards, work on lesson plans, fold and put away laundry and collapse into bed. Literally, I would get into bed and not even remember falling asleep.
I woke up this morning and said, NO! That's It! We need to make our relationship a priority and be the best parents we can be and the only way to do that is to make time for each other. It can be impossible with work schedules. and taking classes (John is taking seminary classes to finish up his M DIV degree) and kids, but with God all things are possible right? So I talked with John this morning and by talk I mean text and I said, listen, tonight is date night. No work. No blogging. No cleaning. No cell phones. Just us, a movie, and tea and cookies!
And John loved the idea.
Our kids are super important to us and so is our marriage.
We may not be able to go out on restaurant or movie dates the way we used to, but we can take time out once a week at least, to focus on each other and really connect.
It was time.
So now we will have 4-5 date nights a month! How cool is that?!