Sitting across from my husband a few days ago, I looked at him — I mean really looked at him. As I sat there staring at him, I thought to myself,”Wow, I’ve now been married to this man for 19 years. Where has the time gone? Why do I feel like we’re mere acquaintances instead of husband and wife?”
I do not want to be that couple.
You see, Kayla and Robert will be fully grown and possibly out of the house in less than 4 years. When they are gone, I do not want to look at him and think what are we going to do now. I want that to be a time of excitement for us both so that we can get out and have fun as husband and wife. I am determined to know who my husband is NOW rather than later.
He is my best friend.
He is my soul mate.
We were meant to be together.
I guess that is why I am excited to see Hope Springs on dvd this week. It hit the store shelves yesterday. When I first saw this movie come out, I thought to myself — WOW that is SO my story. Have you seen the trailer?
I love all three of the main characters in this movie, so I know I will love it. More than that, I am hoping to walk away from this with new ideas for my own marriage, ones that will help Stephen and I reconnect as husband and wife.
After watching the movie, I was a bit disappointed with some of the elements in the movie and the rating itself. Moms — this is NOT a movie that you want your 13-17 year old children sitting around watching with you.
While I loved the storyline and the meaning behind the movie, I did not care for the sexual scenes in the movies, bathroom, and when Meryl is in bed by herself. I think that those could have been left to the imagination to make it a more cleaner and romantic movie. I felt a little embarrassed while watching it — so I just wanted to share that info with those of you who want to watch it. Just use good judgement
My advice to you today is this — do not wait until the kids are completely grown to find yourself, redefine your marriage, or get to know your spouse. Do that NOW rather than later. Your marriage will greatly appreciate it.