I’m not really a big resolution person, probably because I’m constantly attempting some kind of diet. And as a mama to two under two the reality is that I don’t have much energy or extra time for an exercise program these days either. But this year I’ve felt pretty strong about setting some family goals, specifically for my marriage. In 2016 I want to be more intentional about quality time (my love language) with my husband.
Before we were mommy and daddy we were really good at this! Like really good at this. Then came a little one who hijacked our attention. And then another one 14 months later. I kept waiting for things to settle down so Matt and I would have more time to invest in one another but we continued in survival mode as things continued to get more wild (two surgeries for Thomas, my surgery and recovery, etc.). Then, for one reason or another, something always seems to come up and time away from our kids have became a rare occasion. In fact, our only overnight getaway without our minis has been our hospital stay for my double mastectomy. And that was a blast. Morphine cocktails, delicious hospital meals, long naps…kidding.
But seriously, Matt is so damn important to me and I couldn’t be more proud to be his wife. So I am going to do my best this year not to let our marriage come second to caring for our little people.
For 2016 we’ve blocked one night each month (at the minimum) to go on a date. I don’t even care what we do as long as we’re together. We used to do this before Thomas arrived and that time together was exactly what we needed to break away and connect without the distractions of our devices or sippy cup refills. In addition to more regular dates, we are planning to get away for two weekends this year without the kiddos. We have some fun trips in the works and I am so excited about them.
Cheers to 2016!