I'm thankful for my "extremely hot" husband.
We've been married for almost two years now, and there is still so much growing, so much teaching, and so much learning that is taking place in our marriage. We are a work in progress, and to be honest, I think we will be for the rest of our married lives. You all know that this year has been really difficult, in the sense that we barely get to see each other, and when we do get to see each other, we're so tired that we have no energy to communicate. We continue to go and go and go, pour ourselves into others, and in the midst of all of this chaos, we forgot to just be with each other. Me, the emotional processor that I am, word vomited all over Brad last week, spewing out how I missed us. I really really missed just being with my husband. Friday afternoon, we went to Starbucks, grabbed some coffee, brought along our bibles, and just talked out how we could make things better. How we could spend more quality time together. How we could be more encouraging. How we could pray for one another daily. How we could pursue each other in this busy season of life. It was totally needed, and the Lord showed up and blessed us for taking this hard time to him. Even though our "game plan" may seem like nothing to you unmarried folks, to you married folks, I'm sure you can relate on how easy it is to forget to really check in with your spouse daily. On that little Starbucks napkin above is our "game plan". Every night from 10:00-10:15 pm [sometimes longer!] we will stop whatever we're doing to talk about our days and pray together. Every friday afternoon, we'll read our Bibles and enjoy some good coffee together [for some reason, going somewhere makes it that much easier to communicate]. And lastly, once a month we will spend an evening going on a "real" date [we'll go do something out of the usual, out of town]. Discussing how we can grow closer in our marriage, and actually putting our discussion into action is really encouraging. Regrouping and communicating is so necessary for us.
For all you busy married folks, what's something you and your spouse do to stay in tune with each other? Any tips? Words of wisdom? Please share!