Oh, how I love my children. Funny how they suck my energy, my time, my sleep… and in the end I really don’t mind.
But, oh… how I love my dear hubby, too! And I know that the very best gift we can give our kids is our own strong marriage. They need to see and know that their mom and dad are a team, no matter what.
The daily tug-o-war for mommy’s time and attention took a 3-day hiatus last weekend. My brother and sister-in-law (God bless them!) and their 5 children volunteered (I kid you not!) to keep the kids for two nights while Lance and I spent the weekend at a lovely Bed & Breakfast.
The occasion? We called it a 40th birthday celebration for Lance. His only request was that he would have me all to himself for 48 entire hours. No kids, no computer (ahem), no distractions. It was lovely, even though we both caught nasty head colds on Saturday…
My real-life suggestion? Don’t wait for an occasion. Celebrate your husband. Nurture your marriage. Schedule time alone, whether it be a weekend away (we try to do this once a year) or an evening of Wii bowling after the kids go to bed. Time is a gift. Give it freely to the one you love.