An Evening Out With My Wife

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Has it really been over a year?

My wife and I were discussing how long it has been since we last went out for dinner together, and we figured it was when our youngest baby was a few months old. Um... she's about to turn TWO in a few months. What?

We hadn't been out on a one-on-one evening date since BEFORE the lockdowns! That was March of 2020!

We Gotta Get Out More!

We love our family and pretty much do everything with them. It's a rare thing to spend a few hours away from them. One time, not so long ago, we drove out to return some samples and pick up some peaches. Not exactly a "date", but it was some nice quiet time alone with the wifey.

This evening was different. Dressed up. Outdoor dining, enjoying some desert. It was a date! :-)

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I suppose it's good both to enjoy these moments (when opportunity comes up) and to become accustomed of enjoying life even without "date night". Makes when we do get out extra special.

We Don't Ask

Our children are our responsibility and if we are ever in a position to ask for help, it's likely to be very serious. We don't call on our friends and family to pick up the mantle that God has given us, rather we cheerfully bear the weight (in a good way) of raising our children. This is our ministry. This is our calling. This is not something we should complain about. So we don't ask our family to "watch the kids". We enjoy living life with our children.

Even with this being the case, it's an amazing relief to have a few hours out at a restaurant with my wife, without any distractions or demands on our time.

And we made sure to be home by 9:30.


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Benjamin Turner: God fearer. Rooted in Messiah. Husband of @lturner. Father of FIVE wonderful children. The guy behind the camera. Blockchain enthusiast.

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You have a really beautiful family.

Spending time with your partner is a very lovely thing to do.
Bonding time.


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How about a schedule to note when your time is free so you guys can do this more... Sounds like you absolutely had a great time

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Good for you. Yeah, you need to get out more. I have a friend and his wife who plan monthly date nights. Be well.

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So agree with you @ironshield. The children our Heavenly Father has entrusted to us are our ministry and our calling. They are such a blessing. It is special seeing your beautiful wife. When is the little one due? I can't believe you have an almost two birthday! Mine is two in a couple weeks as well.

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