Being a mom is a very important part of my life. It is one of the parts that I enjoy most about my life. At the same time I enjoy being my husbands wife just as much. At times throughout our marriage we’ve seemed to get derailed from our primary focus of nurturing one another in matrimony. We have allowed daily obligations to rob us of our time together as husband and wife. My husband and I will go for months at a time without a date night, and I begin to notice that our affections and focus on one another begins to wain. We have decided to begin making Monday nights our date night. We figure that since our oldest child has taken the Red Cross babysitting class that it would be o.k. for her to keep her siblings for 3 hours.
We had our first date on Sunday evening. We went to see a movie and when we got home we put the children to bed. Then we spread a blanket on the living room floor and talked. It was wonderful. It felt so good to spend time with him. It felt good to not have any distractions for a few hours, and to just be able to enjoy each others company. We started date nights once before but then life stepped in and we just put the idea on the back burner. This time I want to keep it going because that feeling of peace and restoration that I get from spending time with my husband is priceless and I didn’t realize how much I had missed it.