Monday, July 21, 2014

Date Nights do Matter.

With everything going on Sean and I decided that we needed a date night and we needed it bad. We needed a timeout to make nothing matter but the two of us. We take our date nights rather seriously whether it's to a movie, dinner, staying in for a home cooked meal, watching a couple of movies through Redbox or on Netflix. Whatever really. It's something we both really enjoy so we try to make a point to have date nights often.

At first, with everything going on we decided it wasn't important in the grand scheme of things. We realized quickly how very silly that was of us. It IS important. Working on and being in this relationship is important to us. And so we went out to Melt even though we told ourselves that we'll only go for celebrations since it isn't the type of place one goes to on the regular, at least ones like us. Read it isn't exactly cheap.

The thing is that although it didn't feel like we were celebrating, we in fact were.

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We are celebrating this life that keeps us on our toes. This life that can have you in smiles and hyperventilating tears in matter of minutes. This life that you never know what's coming but you pray that it'll be good. But also taking comfort in knowing that if it isn't good, God handed it to you because he knew you would handle it like a boss. This thing we call life is a celebration. So we proceeded to have the most fun on this night, more fun than any date night we've had to date. It was just different because things are different. And although I've shed quite a few tears in the last few weeks, I've also had moments of hope and joy because I realize that no matter what cards we're dealt, we're alive and that is a gift in itself.

30 comments:

Cece said...

That is awesome that you did it anyways because like you said it is important. Sometimes it takes a little bit more effort to get out but you are always glad that you did and it means a lot for your relationship. And because Pizza!! That looks so good.

Dee D said...

I'm really glad that you and Sean were able to step away for a few and take a much needed breather. Sometimes that's the only way to keep your sanity. Faith, I'm still praying for you, girl. Take care and God bless...:)

Tomes Edition said...

I totally totally agree with you. Its great you got to step away from things temporarily to enjoy each other's company. Sending another E hug.

Law_Fal said...

Glad yall were about to spend some QT together. And you are so right about life.........

Desiree Macke said...

Yes, so glad you were able to get some quality together time!
Hugs….

1 + The One said...

This is so beautiful and I think very important lesson to - Put things in perspective and appreciate the things that do really matter.
May God continue to keep you strong through it all and make you come out even brighter and better in Jesus name xx

lori said...

Every word is so, so true! The date nights definitely matter and there is a reason to celebrate every day!!

Maureen S. said...

Praying for you. :-) Sweet post.

Highly Favored said...

It's great that you both are getting out and investing in your relationship even through the storms of life, you are each others anchor. Keep trusting God, He'll see you through.

Crystal said...

Date nights are the best :) Glad you two got to connect and just enjoy each other in spite of life's ups and downs. Praying for you all and hoping things brighten up for ya soon :)

Renae said...

Yes, its so important that you have those date nights. Glad you two were able have one and connect.

Monique said...

Life is a gift indeed, I'm glad you are enjoying each other's company and taking time for just the two of you.
Much love!

Angie said...

Your so right, life is a gift and should always be celebrated. I'm so glad you all made the decision to go.

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Yes, date nights and celebrating each other are definitely important factors! The food looks delicious! (I can look at your photography allllll day!)

Dunsin said...

Happy you are pulling through daily. Hugs

EmilyJane said...

Everything looks delicious. I'm glad you two went out and enjoyed each others company and had a nice time, despite whatever else is going on. It's those things that will help you get through tough times. <3

two birds said...

You are so strong and have such an amazing attitude. I'm glad you splurged and enjoyed yourselves. You really deserve it!

Chill Out, Biscuit! said...

You're very positive! I need that in my life right now

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Glad you made time for yourselves and went out for a date night. Prayers for you, Sean and your families.

Pegster said...

Oh no Faith, so sorry to hear about life throwing you some curve balls. I am keeping you, Sean and your families in my prayers. I completely understand not being ready to share. My family was shook to the core a few months ago and I am not sure how to even share that kind of stuff with the blog world.

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Take all the time that you need, once you find a way to heal, it's easier to let other people in.

Thinking and praying for you.

Jeffrey said...

Love these photos! :)
Jeffrey Chung

Courtney B said...

Oh girl, I am so praying for you, Sean and your families!! Date night is so incredibly important! Marriage is a gift from God and it is the the relationship that needs to be nurtured the most! Life will have so many ups and downs and you two will be able to conquer anything together as long as you stay close! I am learning just how much Eric and I need these date nights as life has been a roller coaster for us the past 2 years, plus having our precious Mia taking up so much of our time!!
I'm so glad you enjoyed a night all about you two!!

Whitney Cypert said...

I think that we all too often forget to just simply celebrate life in and of itself! Because you are right, we are lucky to just be alive and that is worth celebrating. Giiiirrl, that pizza looks scrumptious! I have never heard of Melt, wonder if there is one in Denver?

Life with J and J said...

I am with you. Date nights are absolutely necessary! I am glad you and Sean still do it. It is a good way to relax and reconnect after the hustles and bustles of the work week.

The pizza looks so yummy and fresh!!!

Ashley R said...

*Big hug* So glad you guys did this.

Brittany said...

Every bit of this is so true, and I needed to hear it today. We are blessed just to be here; life is too short. And time with loved ones is precious and valuable and date nights are a small, but wonderful, way to enjoy that time. Z and I need more of them!

Maria said...

this post made me smile and choke up. i'm so glad you and sean had such a wonderful time.
oh, how this post rang true to me in ways.
i can relate to taking that time together, and its importance.
steve and i were just saying that.
you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, sweet friend. <3<3<3
maria

Eesh said...

Life lessons. Sometimes they suck monkey balls and sometimes...they suck cow balls. Either way, there's a lesson.

I hate that you're going through what you're going through and there is nothing that we can do from here but to pray for you and yours.

And sometimes, during these times, it is necessary to get out with the ones you love and indulge in some sanity :) being with the ones you love in any atmosphere helps you to cope with bad situations. Togetherness is key <3

xoxo

Jennifer said...

Date nights really are important! They help our marriages and keep us connected! And there is always something to celebrate over. Glad ya'll make it such a priority!!

Andi Ploehs said...

Date nights are very important and I'm so happy you guys are making sure you take advantage of them even though it might be difficult. Praying for you all.