I absolutely LOVE our children. I find it extremely difficult to leave them with anyone at all and really feel as though part of me is missing when they are not around. But, I LOVE my husband, too. The hardest part for me as a new mommy was to find the balance between my duty as wife and mom (and I'm certainly not perfect at it yet). I am thankful that my husband still takes me on dates. Those quiet moments that we steal away together have done wonders for our marriage. It is a time for us to reconnect and to focus on us as husband and wife - to share our dreams, vision, and heart with one another.
So, what did he have planned for our date? It started with a bike ride on the newly finished bike trail (along the riverfront), was followed by a lovely dinner (we had to stop home for me to feed Bekkah, so we changed clothes and cleaned up), and ended with coffee at our local bookstore :o) For us, it was the perfect evening!
Some dear we saw along the trail. So peaceful and beautiful!