Date night

 When Jasper was a baby, and before we had Carys, Frank and I had a regular date night set up with our babysitter. We'd sit down with her, and pencil in every other Saturday night for months in advance on our calendars. Those dates were our time that we looked forward to as a couple to be out alone together, to remember who we were as two people and not just two parents! All of you parents know what I mean right? This night was so precious to us as a couple. Then our trusted babysitter moved away, and we had another baby, and well... date night fell to the wayside.
Now it has been a few years, and recently a woman at our church was looking for babysitting work, and it turns out that both of our kids loooove her. So, we've set up "date night" again, its all pencilled into the calendar and everything, through June. I can hardly believe it!
Last week was our first one, Frank and I just went down the street to the local cozy Pub on our corner,

where we grabbed a table, ordered food and chatted for hours.

The gift of time alone together was precious, and much needed, especially as it feels like we've been cooped up inside as a family for weeks with the winter weather. I'm so looking forward to all of the date nights that we have ahead of us on the calendar, where we can talk and dream together about all of the exciting changes and dreams that we are actualizing this year!


------------------------ said...

That's awesome Faith... For Alex and I, we used to go on day hikes every other weekend, but it's been so cold and muddy on the trails, so I am looking forward to that much needed alone time where we can just be off doing our own thing... I wanted to tell you I dreamnt of you last night. :) You were a fellow student in a class I was taking. I had to write a report about something and I chose to write about your art. I had it all typed out and very formal, and presented it to the class, describing you and your art, and I remember twice I couldn't pronounce the words I had written for things, because they were French, and you helped me... That was interesting?! haha! Thanks for visiting in my dream. :)

Anonymous said...

so important to talk and dream together, isn't it.... paul and i had lots of time together last year when he was working only 2 days at the school. i will miss that this year :(

Wini said...

Dear Faith, Great to hear that you were able to spend quality time together as a couple! All the best with the move this year. Charleston looks like a beautiful place to live! Wini xo

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet faith, ahhhh such a beautiful moment to spend quality time together as a couple!! Wonder time indeed!! I will have to keep this "talk and dream" together wih my mister even after we have little ones. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Amelia said...

what a great idea. I really know what you mean. It is so easy to slip into a domesticated existence and on occasion lose sight of yourself and what you are about. So nice that you sat and chatted for hours about dreams and things together.

Gina said...

I know what you mean...Sometimes we just need some grown-up time! We are fortunate that we get to do this from time to time as well.

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