If your life is anything like mine it can easily become very busy with to-do’s, events, projects and tasks. If I am not very intentional I allow these things to take my attention away from the more important things like my husband and daughter. Since I am a doer and a person that likes to check things off my list I have to be very focused in how I spend my time and energy. However, there are times that the rush of life just gets the better of me. All the sudden I’m overwhelmed trying to remember the last time I really read a story to my daughter, taking it all in, instead of thinking about what I had to do next. Or pulling to recall the latest time that my husband and I were able to connect longer than ten minutes.
Because we live in an era of constant busyness and always being on the go I feel like it is not hard to realize suddenly a month or six months has passed us by. I want to live a life that is intentional, not where I let time just slip away. I want to live a life that is intentional about taking care of myself, loving my husband, aiding my daughter in growth, serving others and so much more. One way I attempt to intentionally love my husband is to connect daily and partake in date nights.
For us, with a 9 month old and business travels, we do not have a set schedule for date nights. Instead I keep an eye out for indicators that let me know my husband, Ryan, and I need a date night. Some of these indicators are: