Time. Intentionality. Appreciation.
These words have been on my mind a lot lately.
My work schedule remains consistent – Monday through Friday with weekends and holidays off. Hubby’s schedule is constantly changing – shift rotations every four months, days off during the week, and he works holidays unless they fall on his days off. Twice a month he has training on an off day. He is on call 24/7 and has work functions he has to attend on random days of the week outside of his normal work hours.
We get adjusted to a shift and it’s time to change shifts again. He gets called in = plans get cancelled. He gets stuck at work = dinner gets plated and stuck in the microwave until he can make it home. We’ve had to cut a vacation short. We’ve left dinners and events early. Needless to say, I’ve learned how to be a go-with-the-flow person. (most days) 😉
Some days we get to see each other 30 minutes; some days we get a few hours; some days we don’t get any time at all.
There have been days where sleep is sacrificed so dinner can be eaten together (my husband is incredibly thoughtful) or so we can see each other for just a minute before one of us has to go to bed for work the next morning.
We’ve both had to learn how to be more intentional and how to make the most of the time we have available.
Have you every looked at your spouse/significant other and thought “Wow! This is my amazing life!”?
That was me today.
My sweet husband asked me on a date this morning! (LOVE when he asks me on a date!) We went to a matinee movie, enjoyed some lunch, and did a little bit of shopping. After our fun-filled adventurous day, we came home to our sweet pup, turned on the TV and relaxed a bit (he napped) before he left for work. It was the perfect day!
I caught myself staring at my handsome guy throughout the day. Overwhelmed with how happy he makes me, how blessed I am to do life with him.
Moments like these are my favorite!
I write this post to remind you to make time and create time.
Be intentional. Be appreciative. Be present. Cherish every second.
[Not to be a Debbie Downer, but] we aren’t promised tomorrow. Take advantage of every minute. It’s easy to forget how precious time is, myself included.
True love doesn’t happen by accident. It’s deliberate, it’s intentional, it’s purposeful, and in the end… it’s worth it. –Darlene Schacht
God bless! Happy Saturday, almost Sunday! 😉