This summer, Bo and I will celebrate 15 years as a couple. In our early years, we worked together at our business, so we spent tons of time together and 98% of the time it was great. As the years have gone by, it's become harder and harder to find time to spend together . . . just us . . . without the kids, or smart phones, or exhaustion getting in the way.
Some months we're better than others, but we both make a conscious effort to take time to connect with each other every day. It might be a text message, or holding hands during dinner, or a quick hug on the way out the door. Those times we're able to get away together for more than a few minutes hiding out in the backyard are truly special!
In our busy lives, it's too easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day details and lose sight of the big picture that is the rest of our lives. I'm committed to this man until I die and I never want him to doubt how important and special he is to me. I know I need to work harder at making sure he knows how important he is to me, and continue to develop and grow together as a couple.
This Valentine's Day, we'll likely spend the day with our children - - but hopefully they'll go to bed early and allow us some snuggle time on the couch watching a movie. Sometimes it may seem common sense to take time for your significant other, but common sense isn't always the easiest to follow. It's worth the extra effort to be close to my sweetie, and I pledge to try harder.
What do you do to keep the spark alive?
K-Y currently has a contest for couples to be selected as "America's Top Couple" You can visit their Facebook page for information about the contest, as well as information about maintaining healthy relationships.
Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of K-Y Brand and received samples of the Yours + Mine and Intense products. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.