Steve, my husband, and I recently flew to Seattle for a conference. The trip left some room for sightseeing and relaxing. On the plane ride over I said, “let’s pretend we are madly in love. Let’s act like newlyweds and hold hands and kiss a lot. Let’s have fun!” Our marriage is strong but life is busy and it seems we are constantly fighting the distance that wants to creep in. This getaway was well timed and our decision to act like newlyweds was surprisingly effective. With every silly kiss on the street corner, while holding hands as we window shopped and while gazing into each other’s eyes over coffee I started to feel more connected and in love with my sweet husband than I had in a long time. I didn’t expect that ‘pretending’ to be in love would lead to such strong feelings and closeness.
It reminded me to try more. I need to lean over and kiss him even when I’m rushing out the door. I need to snuggle with him on the couch even when there are dishes to be washed and laundry to fold. I need to take time every day to be in love.
Have you taken time to be in love lately?
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