Sometimes life gets busy and the days fly by, then we fall into bed exhausted at night, praying that we get the rare treasure of a full night's sleep.
It's part of the blessing of being a mama, kind of like the tiniest thorn in the most beautiful bouquet of roses.
One thing we should be cautious of as busy mamas, though, is that we don't neglect the needs of our husbands... the daddy of those precious little ones.
Sometimes I forget that my God-given role is to help him, and not vice-versa. I am his helpmate.
And so, one small way that I try to help him is by finding specific times to willingly offering him my undivided attention. It's one simple way that I can show him that I love and respect him. Most nights, I try to go to bed about the same time he does.
Why do I do this?
Because I remember as a young, engaged woman the anticipation that I felt, knowing that one day soon I would be able to go to bed with the man I loved each night and wake up with him each morning. Oh, how I looked forward to that! I dreamed of the intimate conversations we'd have, heads on our pillows, smiling and laughing as we reminisced about the day's happenings. I could hardly wait for those evenings!
And so, still today (nearly 11 years later!), I try to continue to fan that same flame and look forward to our quiet time together in the evenings. The kids are put to bed between 8:00 and 8:30, usually no later. We spend a few solo minutes reading a chapter in a book or checking emails, maybe posting a quick note to the blog or facebook, but then I remember...
We need our special "pillow talk" time together. And I still look forward to going to bed with the man I love every night and waking up with him each morning!
What do *you* do to focus on your husband, giving him a little extra attention?
This post is linked to the Completing Him Challenge, Gratituesday, and Marriage Mondays
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