Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Sunday, November 13, 2011

One Of The Many Reasons I love Dan...

One of the reasons I LOVE my husband and mind you there are many; is because he is always willing to leave behind the stresses of work, ministry, kids (sorry girls) house chores etc. to just pick up and go. Go to the beach for the night and let everything else fade into the back ground if only for a day or two. He's always got a lot going on with work (especially lately) and we are always in full swing with Married Life ministry. The girls go full speed all week and I home school which is a full time job.
So when I say,"Honey, let's get a room, get dinner and a movie and go back to our room and just be." He is great about saying OK! So last week the girls doubled up on school work to get it all done and my mom came and watched the girls Thursday and Friday so we could get away.
If nothing else to talk without being interrupted, eat an entire meal while it's still hot and sit in the jacuzzi without being splashed in the face. Ha! Ha! It's really the little things that keep a marriage in tune.
I am thankful that I have a husband who is willing to do this multiple times a year "just because" and a family that is willing to help out with our kiddos. The BIG, GRAND moments in marriage are great but really the "just because" stuff is what feeds my soul. :)
Then when he tells me things like,"honey I won't be home for 4 days" I smile and wave. Ha!
Just a reminder to do something without the kids with your hubby this holiday season.
*Call a friend for free babysitting and go Christmas shopping.
*Surprise him at work with a lunch date.
*Put the kids to bed early and have a popcorn and movie night.
*Arrange for a quick coffee date down the street.

The holidays are stressful; friends, family, shopping, decorating, baking etc. It's just nice to remind your spouse that all that is secondary. :)


Jessica said...

Love that you did that :) I agree... it's the little moments that feed my soul as well.

Andrea said...

ahhh... yes! I too spent a couple of relaxing days with my hubby as well. It was so nice to just drive in the car in complete silence, eat with out anything getting knock over or finiky eaters.... or just go to the bathroom without someone walking in! I agree it is important to spend any little moment with your hubby to be refreshed!

Crystal Keilers said...

Sweet =).