Our three boys are off at Camp Grandmaw and Grandpaw for the entire week. They are living it up pretty big. Candy, cookies, bike riding, water tubing, fishing, swimming having a big ole time!
So, that has left Andy and I in a pretty unusual spot. We are HOME ALONE! The first day was pretty weird. The house was way too quiet, and way too clean, but then we got over it!
This week we decided that we would have fun, do things we wouldn't normally do, embrace each other and have silly fun again.
We were actually able to talk and finish a conversation! We went to supper and a movie, we ate lunch together most days, we had a water gun fight. We became friends again. We were not just defined by our kids and being parents, but we got to be a couple completely into each other. We held hands and kissed at supper, he noticed what I was wearing and called me pretty.
I learned things about my husband. I also learned things about myself. I was more relaxed, more in tune with my husband and my feelings. I was open to him and what he was feeling. We were able to do what married folks do, and just be together. I was able to think about my husband throughout the day, with kids I don't have a chance to think. I thought about how much I love him, and how I could be a better wife to him, and what I could do for him. It was really amazing when I realized how often I don't think about him. The kids consume so much of my time and attention that I easily forget about my love. All of the mommas out there know exactly how I feel. We get bogged down with daily life that we are only in survival mode, not living mode.
This week my husband and I LIVED! We lived for each other. We lived with each other. We LIVED!
I am excited that our week is not over yet. Today we are going white water rafting, ziplining and finishing it off with food truck Friday! We have decided that even when our kids are out of the house we will still be the cool parents, who date each other.
(Saturday we will be married 11 years!! Woo Who!! Go us!!)
"However, let each one of you love your wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband"