I’ve been telling my man that I want to go on a date. You know – just him and me. Not the kids, not a quick burger – but a nice, sit-down, talk awhile, real date. Life has just been crazy busy lately, and I feel like we have been ‘passing ships in the night’, so to speak. I am home for awhile to throw in a load of laundry and slap together some sandwiches or heat up some leftovers, then I’m off again. He eats supper then heads out to his second job; the saddle shop. We have had dr’s appointments, a wedding, planes to catch, church meetings, foster-care meetings, brandings all over the place, and on and on. Whew.
Time to slow down. Time for a little one-on-one. Time for a leisurely supper and maybe a movie? But first, he has to finish the current order on the bench, and I have a cinch order that must get done. I can’t relax with orders hanging over me! 🙂
However, it is going to happen. I am trying to get in one date night per month, this year. That was my goal. We missed May. Bummer! But I intend to make it a bigger priority for the rest of the year. I find that time alone where we can talk, is so important to our relationship. It is not a luxury for us, but a necessity. To keep those tender feelings alive and that fire burning. We haven’t always been able to leave the house for dates. Babysitters are hard to find, so ‘stay-home’ dates have been a regular feature. But time alone is a must. Going through your life with only whispered conversations at night when you are tired and emotional – not a good idea. Long conversations happened when you were dating, and they are just as important now.
I know there are many who disagree with this, and that’s ok. 🙂 But I dare you to try it for 6 months and see what happens. Put those kids to bed early and pull out the candles and fancy dishes. Play a game or look at old pictures together. Get a sitter if possible and take a short hike and then just sit and admire God’s creation together.
Meanwhile, I was browsing the web and found a few lovely items that would be great for my ranch-wife style on a night out! How cute are these boots?! (I kind of have a thing for fringe.) Plus, they have a pretty turquoise lining. Go over and check em out: Fringe Boots. If fringe isn’t your thing, you can find more boot choices over here.
Of course we need a lovely lace top, to go with those boots. How about this ivory beauty? So pretty and feminine.
If we are going out on a date with our husband, we will need a purse to carry our stuff…
Hope your day is lovely and warm and you take your man on a date!