This beautiful wedding in Gilbert, AZ kicked off my year with a bang! Not only was it a dream, but it opened my eyes to something. You know when you're married for 5, 10 even 20+ years and you love your significant other to death right?! They're your world. You do everything together. But that's also just kind of all that you do together.. everything of everyday life. The routine boring stuff. Get ready for the day, eat, feed the kids, pack lunches, come home, make dinner, clean, REPEAT. That's all you do. It gets kind of.... boring? For lack of a better term, or maybe just the right term! LOL!
What this wedding day helped me remember is yes, we're married, have kids and responsibilities to tend to every single day. But that doesn't mean that's all life has to be. New love is some of the most precious love that you could ever have the pleasure of feeling. That can't sleep love, can't eat love, wake up and you're on my mind love. Just because we're married doesn't mean we can't ever feel that type of love again. It's just... a little different multiple years later.
So how do we get it?
How do we feel that new love that so many of us yearn to feel again? But most importantly, how do I get my husband to dip me like that?^ Well, it's simple! DATE your husband/wife. Weird right? We're married. Who ever thought we'd have to date again?! Most of us are thrilled to not ever have to "get back out there" and take on the crazy and harsh reality that the dating world is today. Well, my epiphany says you do. But don't worry. I'm talking about with your husband/wife. Go on first dates. I guarantee just because you're married doesn't mean you've been everywhere together, done everything and know every single thing about each other. Plan a day where you get to start from square one. Do something you've never done before and ask questions you've never asked before.
I was thinking about all of the things I don't know about my husband and well, there's a lot. And i think that's because we dated so briefly and then we were basically an old married couple a year later. Our "new love" came quick, it hit hard and it left fast. But that doesn't mean it's over.
Some examples of what I'll be asking my husband on our next "first" date? Here's a few:
- If you could reincarnate into any animal, what would it be? Why?
- One billion dollars or everlasting life with an average income?
- Do you believe in any conspiracy theories? If so, which one do you feel the strongest about?
- What's your top 10 favorite things about me? LOL Jk on this last one! But you get the point!
Spark your love back up, friends! I guarantee you'll start feeling those butterflies again and your marriage/relationship will grow and flourish more beautifully than you ever thought possible!