Day 4~ Remind Me

This post is for married folks. Not that unmarried folks can’t learn from it, just that you need to realize where it’s coming from and directed at.

For the past 2 months my husband has been working in a city 5 hours away. We see each other about once every 2 weeks for 2 days only. We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of our engagement next week.  Married for 19 1/2 years….well, do I really need to tell you how our time together goes? The wonderful thing about being apart is that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.  When you are used to having your lover near you all the time; to chat, to listen, to love…you don’t realize how much you can miss them when they’re gone.  He is lonely. So am I.

Our marriage has not been easy. We have had weeks, months, even years where we just existed. Where we just functioned to raise our kids, put food on the table….maintain.  It really wasn’t much of anything but one thing we’ve always had is a deep commitment to working it out~ seeing it through. Even in our darkest days we always hoped, prayed and expected that we would remain a couple; as one.

{Holy matrimony is just that: Holy.  Sanctified, holy-fied , beautified….

flesh of my flesh and bone of my bones.}

It is supernatural, inexplicable and red-hot. (well, not always but hey, we can dream, right?).

If you are a married woman of less than 12 years let me tell you this..IT. GETS. BETTER Like WAY better.  Like, you have no idea how much better.  Those things that made you fall in love.  His touch, his look. The way he cups his hand in the small of your back. Those things are all still there.  Sometimes, you just have to be reminded. I’m all about romance.  And there’s nothing quite like a country song to put me in the mood.  Maybe you need a little reminder of why you fell in love and why it’s so good…when it’s so good.  Remind Me is my husband’s and my favourite new song. Whenever one of us is driving and hear it playing on the radio, we pull over and call or text each other…”remind me”….

Check out this blog from another one of the 31day series on Making Love….

Or this one on 31 days To Loving your Spouse.

And one of my favorite bloggers, Ann Voskamp, has put it into words like only she can do: “like honey, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”…

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