Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogging from Borders

I remember the days when a "date" with my husband consisted of putting the kids to bed early and getting take out from the local Olive Garden. Now that my kids are older, time together is a little easier and we have a weekly "date day". We usually grab lunch somewhere (today it was the food court in the mall, nothing fancy) and re-connect. Being married to a busy pastor, and being busy myself, knowing we will have that time together on Fridays is often enough to carry us through a crazy week.

Recently, we began hanging out in the Borders coffeeshop after lunch. It's my hangout anyway. I spend time there for writers group, homeschool meetings, and our summer book club. I feel comfortable and relaxed there and now I can share that with my husband. I bring my tote with my Dell Mini and my review products, he brings his Bible and his PSP. We enjoy time together while working separately on various projects and it's nice. Quiet, peaceful, and still productive.

And he buys me coffee. What a guy.

If you're in the season where your only chance at time alone together is after the kids are in bed, treasure the moments you have. Purpose to make time for that late night date and just enjoy each others company. The time will come (much too soon!) when your kids are older and able to care of themselves. If you're already in that part of your life, purpose to take time to get out together and stay connected. Maybe it won't be once a week but a regularly scheduled time together can go a long way towards keeping the lines of communication open. Someday the kids will be grown and gone and knowing how to spend time (and enjoying it) in both relaxation and discussion is vital.

A good cup of coffee with that man of yours can make your week sparkle, trust me.

So here I sit, preparing to write a review, my netbook open on the table, my husband handing me a Hazelnut Toffee Mocha. The realization of how blessed I am just overcame me and I needed to share and thank God for this simple moment. I am profoundly blessed.

3 comments:

MaryEllen said...

Your hubby *ever* ate Olive Garden? :)

Lori said...

Believe it or not, once upon a time he did. Only the chicken alfredo would tempt him. Alas, that time is now long gone...

So when you want to go without the hubby's? ;-)

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this, Lori. Date nights and days are all too infrequent around here. With a 13, 11, 8, 4, and 1 year old it seems some days like those days will never come! Yet every once in a while we'll take an opportunity to go out somewhere together. Hopefully, as the children get bigger we'll have more opportunities! :)

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