Growing up I’ve always had a diary. It served as my listening board, an escape, a release from all the pressures of the world I was facing at the time. It held the private thoughts I didn’t feel comfortable sharing with anyone else or things I knew people may view as inappropriate to say. It also had questions, as I always thought I was writing to someone who had the ability to answer.
Well now I feel its the right time to share my private thoughts on love. The imperfections of my understanding of love in my walk with God, my marriage and other relationships near and dear to my heart will be expressed on this page. I will also ask questions that I welcome you to answer if you choose.
Friday, September 30, 2011: Born Blessed Day Celebration
My boo’s born blessed day (BBDay) was this past Tuesday. So I decided to surprise him by taking him to the coast/beach. We always said we wanted to see what it was like but let the consistency of our daily routine get in the way and I felt it was time to change that. It wasn’t an easy task though. My husband is the type that never wants anyone getting him anything, so I’m accustomed to hearing “I don’t know” or “You” (ß when he’s trying to be flirtatious) during my attempts to ask him what he wants for his special day. Simply put, he never gives me any leads and I end up having to think of something on my own. Thinking of something on my own isn’t a problem, but in my opinion it always leaves the risk that the recipient may not like your gift. I personally don’t like that risk. Why? Because if I put effort and money into something I think he’ll like and he doesn’t, then I’ve just wasted my time in my opinion, just skip all the niceties and let me know what you want - please. = )
Ok…so back to the topic. Needless to say, I was told and shown that I can add another victory in the BBDay celebration category to my belt! A trip to the coast, a walk on the beach, a bookstore gift card, dinner for two at Olive Garden, a movie and two cards later, my hubby was a happy man for his 26th! However, it’s good to know that he would’ve been happy as long as it were the two of us together, as he often likes to tell me. Because after we’ve left the beach and the gift card is spent what really matters is how we feel about each other, and this birthday weekend we showed one another that above all whether we’re together or away from each other we are in love.
Do you share my dilemma? Is it difficult for you to find the perfect gift for your mate’s birthdays? What gifts from you does your mate really enjoy?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011: The Unexpected…
Here I am, walking in a park to the basketball goals with my hubby, to actually shoot a basketball around. This is something I haven’t done since middle school and it shows. Embarrassed that I’m not an all-star…? Maybe. But being with my husband and reminiscing to my happy days of grade school made it all worth it. Running some drills merged the best of both worlds, it brought back the happy days of my youth and the sheer joy I get from spending time with my boo, oh and anytime you get a chance to work out without having to talk yourself into it, it’s a good day. After we ran some drills, we walked the path around the park and behaved like tourists as we doted on the communal garden in the park. Definitely something out of our ordinary, but as my husband likes to say “anything we do, as long as we’re together is good.” So all of this is to say thank You Lord for blessing me with a good day in which I get to have fun, exercise and spend time with my blessing of a life mate.