Today is not a special occasion.
It is not Valentine’s Day.It is not our birthday (we share one by the way).It is not even our anniversary.
It’s just a normal day.
But, tonight we will celebrate love.
It is so easy to get caught up daily life, sucked into the monotony of routines, and exhausted by the to-lists we make for ourselves. We can forget to remind our partner just how much they mean to us. At least for me, that is.
I know this is going to sound sappy, but I love my husband.
I love everything (well, mostly) everything about him. We make a great team and we work well together. I try my hardest to tell him how much he means to me as often as I can, and he reciprocates. However, lately we have gotten in that rut that is just so easy to fall in. I like to think of it as the “Hi, I’m home; What’s for dinner?; Wanna watch our shows?; I’m off to bed” rut. You know, daily life.
Not today. Today I am taking to time to Celebrate love! Today I want to remember. I want to remember what it felt like when I first fell in love with him.
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How Do I Plan to Celebrate Love?
Declutter and Disconnect
I will declutter my thoughts. Turn off the computer, turn over my to do lists, and fill my mind with things that remind me of us.
For me this means playing music from our wedding. When we dated, we liked to say we had a soundtrack. (I know cheesy, right) It gets me in the mood to only think about us. It focuses my attention, and reminds me of all of the amazing adventures we have had together.
If you want to get sappy with me, feel free to check out the playlist on my Youtube channel.
I know you are thinking, how does pampering yourself help celebrate love?
For me, I can not begin to show my husband the love I have for him if I do not feel good about myself. And lets be honest, I don’t always feel good about myself. I’ve had three kids, some days I don’t make it to the shower, and it’s winter so my legs are never shaved. Not the prettiest picture, right?
Not today. Today I showered. I put on contacts. I shaved my legs and I will get all dolled up. I’ll put on a cute dress, do my hair and add a little make-up. Feeling good about myself will allow me to be happy and confident. A confident me is a loving me. He deserves this.
Make a Date
This can be as simple or elaborate as you want. For me, sometimes this means making a candelight dinner after we have the kids in bed. Sometimes it means taking him out for ice cream. But sometimes, we go all out. When I was pregnant with Super B, we made it a plan to go on one date a month and once a week the last month of the pregnancy. It was a wonderful time to connect, plan for the future, and take a breather together. Super B is now almost 8 months old and tonight we will celebrate! Tonight we will go all out.
Call the grandparents. Check.
Make reservations. Check.
Have a real date with just the two of us. Check.
We will talk about life, laugh, enjoy each others company and celebrate love.
Tonight will be special. We deserve to remind our partners what they mean to us. Actually, I take that back WE deserve to REMIND OURSELVES how much we love our partners.
In the coming year, I am making it my goal to connect with my husband at least once a month. I will follow my own advice and celebrate love.
I will declutter, I will get dolled up and I will plan a date.
We deserve it.
How do you stay connected with your partner? I would love to hear about it (not tonight, because I will be disconnected), but please share with me your ideas. I can not wait to hear!
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