It hasn’t always been this way, but Austin and I have had the opportunity to eat lunch with each other more often than not. With our work schedules and home life, we have the chance to sit down in the middle of the day and connect.
Things come up that keep us from having that time together. Usually, those meetings and obligations are spread out enough that we don’t miss it back to back very often.
A few weeks ago, several things came up and we ended up missing our lunch together for 3 days in a row. By dinner time on the second night, I realized something….
I hadn’t had a chance to ask Austin about his day or the obligations that kept him from our time of lunch together.
What’s worse? Dinner on the third night, I had that same thought again. Three days had passed and I hadn’t had a chance to share with him what I was dealing with or listen to what he was doing.
I’m not saying that you have to eat lunch together every day as a couple, but what I am saying is that you have to figure out what works for you to connect.
Since Austin and I were out of our regular routine for those few days, it hadn’t occurred to us to adjust our other habits.
It made me think about how important it is to constantly keep a check on our obligations and make sure they are not taking away from our ability to connect.
We all have busy lives…but at what point do you say, “I’m too busy. Something has to change.”?
Are you in that place with your spouse today? Have you gotten so busy that you don’t have the time to talk with them about the basics of their day?
If you are in that place, I encourage you to work together as a couple to find ways to keep your lines of communication open. Not just about the way your day went, but also to have those deeper conversations that fill your hearts and reconnect your souls.
Tell me how you keep time with your spouse a priority. I would love to hear.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.