My husband and I met on-line, like many couple these days. My only regret is that we never had very many traditional dates. You know the ones with the awkward moments of hand-holding, first kiss, first shared popcorn at a movie and all the other that traditional couples keep in the memory banks and smile about years later.
We married and my pre-teen son and I moved to California to live with John and adapt ourselves to his life and his family.
Dealing with a child separated from everything he has ever known along with my southern gal-miss my daddy-homesick days was difficult It was all I could do to rally myself to cook, shop and clean the apartment. I was really kind of depressed, but yet happy, because I loved my husband.
Then we had our little guy, a bundle poop and giggles. There was simply no time to have a date-night. I believe in 15 years of marriage we have had around 20 evenings with our oldest child watching the youngest, but we only leave for a couple of hours. We have had a few nights away though and those were sure special, thanks to my parents and his big brother after he was mature enough to handle an active grade school boy on his own.
I really long for regular date nights. My heart aches just typing these words. I honestly feel that parents having a time to connect are vital to any relationship.
D is for Date Night