Know how much my husband loves me?
He lets me go do things.
Does that sound funny? Want to know what I mean?
When we were first married, I went to Bunko once a month with a dozen or so other ladies. It's a game and we'd always have yummy food and fun prizes.
When we moved to Texas, I found another Bunko group to join (by the way, different areas play it differently--go figure). And I also went out every now and then for Girls Night Out. Granted, we didn't have children then, but it was still nice to get away.
Over the last few years, I've added several writing groups to meet with as well as sometimes getting together with ladies for Bible Journaling or a movie night. And in the last year, I've also added a book club.
So, what's the point?
As great as it is for couples to spend time together--and it is (we've only missed one month this year of having a date each month)--it's also good for them to spend time apart. Because I find I love my family even more when I've had a break from them for a few hours.
And that's good for all of us.
So, in this month's post about romance, I'm talking about spending time away from each other. It sounds backwards, but it works. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," and all that, you know. Just as long as you don't leave EVERY night! But once or twice a month seems to work for us.
Have you found that to be true in your life, too? What are some ways you like to refill yourself so you can give to your spouse/family once again?
This is a place for me to share thoughts and ideas not just related to writing. Thoughts about what's going on in my life, about an idea I got that I thought shareworthy, or just a funny anecdote.