Make Time Together

August 6, 2010

in the generous life

My husband, son and I just recently moved to a small town (around 3,600 people).  We are within walking distance of the post office and have a PO Box for our mail (they don’t deliver to our house because we are so close and it’s just that small of a town).  Every day or so my husband walks to pick up the mail and I’m making the effort to go with him.  I need the exercise and we need the couple time.  It’s lovely to wander there, holding hands and just talking about what’s on our minds.  We’ve stopped at a few of the little shops on the way (3 ears of corn for a $1 were a nice addition to dinner one day).

Honestly, it would be easy to let my husband make the trip by himself.  I have work to do online and around the house.  We’ve just moved and there is a whole pile of boxes in the garage mocking me.  But then, I have today to be with my husband.  It’s a wise choice to break from whatever I am doing to walk with him.

I encourage y’all to make the effort to spend time with your husband.  It doesn’t have to be a big thing, just be there.  Hitch a ride when he’s running errands.  Walk around the block in the cool of the evening.  Snuggle on the couch and share from your day.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  Annie Dillard

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Sharon Cohen August 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

It is nice to know that moments and places like this still remain in this world. To be completely honest, I have always wanted that type of life – small town, slow walks and sharing the simple things. You are wonderful to share them with us.
.-= Sharon Cohen´s last blog ..Respecting His Heritage =-.

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Debi Walter - The Romantic Vineyard August 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

Lori,

My husband and I love doing as much as we can together. It’s usually our most productive talks, when we’re out and about doing normal things together. We have a favorite story I thought of when you mentioned buying corn 3 ears for a dollar. I’ve attached the link to our post today. You’ve made me smile on a day where I’m feeling a bit blue – lots of changes are in the works in my life, but they’re all good. Nostalgia is creeping in on me. Thanks!
.-= Debi Walter – The Romantic Vineyard´s last blog ..Four For A Dollar =-.

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Liz Cesaletti August 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

My husband and I try to leave the dinner table and go for a leisurely stroll in our neighborhood after we eat. It’s a wonderful time to connect with each other and enjoy God’s creation all in one. It takes some effort on my part to not get concerned over the dirty dishes but I’m learning that dishes can wait, time with my husband cannot. We must take advantage of our “alone time” whenever God gives us the opportunity.
By the way, what small town did you move to???

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Nicci August 7, 2010 at 9:46 am

I really like this post. My husband personally throws a fit if I want to go with him and such, but I hope one day we can do things like this enjoyably.

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