I’m embarrassed to admit it but David and I haven’t taken much time to get alone since we started having kids 10 years ago. There was that one time we went on a cruise when I was pregnant with our youngest, but I was exhausted and sick most of the time so I’m not sure it really counts. We’ve stayed at our friend’s ocean side cabin a few times and spent a night here and there at home alone while the kids stayed with grandma and grandpa, but that’s the extent of it.
Sad but true.
Strong Marriage Experiment Day 13 – Overnight Date
Find a sitter and take each other on an overnight date!
Of the handful of fierce marriages we know of, the couples all have one thing in common — they make being alone together a priority. Whether it’s a weekly date night or frequent weekends away, these couples prioritize spending time together outside of their professional obligations and parental duties.
When it was our turn I was giddy.
Nothing could be done about it. Like a jumping bean I could not stop moving. The anticipation and excitement was taking over my body. My hands would randomly find each other and start clapping as I bounced up and down with a huge grin on my face.
What is wrong with me, I thought, it’s only ONE night!
If I was like any sane person that day I might have cared what people thought of me. I might have been embarrassed. Except I wasn’t. I embraced the excitement and gave in to more clapping, bouncing and grinning.
Sanity is overrated.
We dropped the kids off and headed to our very first date location. A hole in the wall Thai restaurant with Pad Thai to die for.
It was heaven.
So heavenly in fact, that we have decided to bring heaven to earth at least twice a year from here on out.
Yes, my friends, we are learning important lessons from this Strong Marriage Experiment of ours.
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