Love you, baby!
(* In case you don’t want to go back and do the math, I’m four months older than the hubs. A fact which he gloats about – regularly. And, sometimes, he even calls me, “Stella.”)
We’ve had good times, and we’ve had not-so-good times, but in the end, the good always outweighs the bad. And that’s what’s important, right? That, and the fact that we’re better together, than we could ever be apart.
You have stood by me, despite my “crazy ways,” and I thank you for always being a shoulder when I need it; and for giving me a “kick in the ass” when I need one as well.
No one could ever understand me, like you do. Nor, as I do you. You are truly my best friend.
I’m sure, that like me, every woman thinks her man is the best in the world. But I also know, without a doubt, that you are the best for me. And for that, I thank you.
I also thank you for being such an understand, attentive and hands-on husband and father. Watching you with our son sometimes makes me so happy that I could cry tears of joy.
With so many “losers” out there, KNOW how lucky I am, to have found a winner to share my life with. To have found you.
So, I say to you, on our 10th wedding anniversary… Thank you, thank you, thank you for simply being you.
I love you, so very much.
When you enter the land of parenthood, date nights (and other fun things) become a thing of the past. A myth.
But, even though it’s hard, it’s very important to maintain a good great relationship with your spouse. When kids see their parents happy, it makes them happy. And, it’s been my experience, that happy kids are better behaved kids.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list date night ideas. The list is varied so I’m sure you’ll find an idea you like!
A couple of years ago, I wrote this as a guest post for A Proverbs Wife. I thought with Valentine’s Day coming up, today was a good time to re-post.
Intimacy is one of – if not the most – important aspects of a good marriage. While I recognize the importance of sex, in a marriage, that’s not all intimacy is about; it’s also about spending time together, getting to know each other, on a deeper level.
Let’s face it, marriage is hard. Between taking care of the kids, work and keeping house – making time for each other often falls by the way-side.
A good way to keep intimacy alive, in your marriage, is by purposefully scheduling alone time with one another. Date nights, lunch dates and weekend trips (when you can find a sitter), are all great ways to do this. When scheduling your “dates,” try to make it a time when you know you have the full attention of each other and can really talk and connect with one another.
Even scheduling time for sex, with your spouse, can help. I know it takes the spontaneity out of it, but with all you have going on, it may be the only thing that works. If scheduling isn’t your thing, try making a promise to each other, that you’ll be intimate at least x times per week.
Its easy let the mundane tasks of everyday life; get in the way of spending time with your spouse. But, like everything else in a marriage, cultivating intimacy, requires work.
A few resources I recommend are:
Shannon Ethridge, author and advocate for healthy sexuality and spirituality. She has written several books on intimacy.
Dr. Kevin Leman, author, speaker, founder & president of Couples of Promise. He has written books on marriage, children and family.
I am one of the luckiest women in the world, because I get to spend the rest of my life with this yummy piece of chocolaty goodness. (Seriously, isn’t he just simply delicious?)
And on this day nine years ago, I was lucky enough to become his wife.
There are so many reasons I love this man (aside from him being super-hot :P):