So this is about the time statistics and others say we usually forget about those goals we set at the beginning of the year. We quietly or unknowingly give up the fight. So mama, where are you at?
Maybe this can be a time to push reset and say, “Ok, those didn’t work, let’s set new ones.” Or maybe to say, “Wow! I blew through those, let’s go!”
About a year ago I decided to set a lasting goal for an important area in my life that I know consistently needs pruning and encouragement.
It might be an area you forgot about, didn’t actually come to mind, or suddenly slipped behind you.
The goal was for my marriage, and it’s a simple question to ask yourself daily, weekly, and monthly.
What can I do each day, week & month to dig deeper and grow my relationship with my husband?
Here are a few ways to get started on a lasting marriage goal:
Plan a monthly date. It doesn’t have to be out of the home if your current season has you on a tight budget or you have little ones at home. Put the kiddos to bed, order a pizza or make a big yummy salad together. Dish out some dessert with all the whipped cream and sprinkles. The best part? No little hands grabbing for it!
Find an activity to do together. Josh and I currently go for late night walks together for 30-40 minutes. It has been the best time to get a workout in, talk and share what’s going on and do a little dreaming for our future while connecting. So find something to do together! Maybe it’s working out, playing tennis, hiking or running.
Plan a night away this year. We didn’t do a night away from our boys until last year when they were 5 & 3. So trust me, I get it. But can I tell you how refreshing and lifegiving it was? Truly, friends, plan just one night, a total of 24 hours. We didn’t even go to a hotel. We dropped the kiddos off with the grandparents and hustled back home. It was the best, and we planned another one for this April!
So 3 ways to begin. Simple and easy to start. I know between the diaper changes, soccer practices, and trying to decide what to make for dinner, you don’t want one more thing to add to your list, but truly? This isn’t an addition. This will make all of the to-do’s seem more purposeful and meaningful. As Jennifer Smith says “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”
So how is your love story?