Monday, September 8, 2008

Keep The Fires Burning!

Oh, how women love "ROMANCE"!!! I don't think it takes very long for most women to share with their spouse what makes them feel loved. I know I often drop my little hints. I thought the cartoon was really funny and yet so often true. I've bought all the books, went to marriage seminars, and have had some rather lengthy conversations on this topic.

I'm so blessed that I can say my husband is eager to learn and we both work to keep those home fires burning. Yes, and after 30 years of being together that’s saying a lot.

For us it's the little things that mean so much. A handwritten note next to my tea cup in the morning, or a surprise text message during the day can truly turn a tough day around. Rick and I enjoy walks together after a long and hectic day just to get caught up. Dinners out are always a special way to spend some relaxing and uninterrupted quality time together.

♥Romance does not just happen; it takes work and a lot of time, but it’s sure worth the effort.♥

And finally, being apart at times does make the heart grow fonder, but oh those reunions can be some very special times we will treasure! And it just happens that I am without my hubby right now as he once again had to leave to go out of state for work. I truly am grateful for the love we share that continues to grow and mature with each and every passing year.

So here is a great big hug across all those miles - I LOVE YOU RICK – and I’m already looking forward to our REUNION celebration. Come home soon.

Please join us over at Chrysalis to see what others are saying!


e-Mom said...

Oh, SO nice! I feel like I'm sharing in your very private conversation. Thanks for letting us evesdrop and listen in. You two are SO special. :~D

And thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Susan. May the Lord bring Rick home soon... and safely.


Lynn said...


What a hoot. I laughed out loud at my computer when I read the caption on this cartoon. Too funny.

And..... my husband travels almost every week. Boy, to I "get" you. Love you girl. I miss you too but always know you are my sister out there. Susan, the one thing that is so cool. We will indeed meet face-to-face... I can't wait for that day on earth or eternity. Hugs.

Tami Boesiger said...

Hey, I've got a romantic idea for you. How about you show up at his door out of state completely unexpected some night? I know, I know, it's completely impractical, but wouldn't it be FUN?

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luvmy4sons said...

Amen! It doesn't take a lot but it can mean so much! It is so important I see you know already. Blessings to you both!

Lori said...

Your words are so true. It doesn't take a lot!

Blessings to you and a fun time when your hubby returns.


Amydeanne said...

it does take so much work! :) Great post!

Peculiar said...

First off, thanks for stopping by my place. Thanks for your comment. Hubby is romantic, and I'm not sure if he recognizes it or not.

I enjoyed reading your post and I can so identify. I just came back from a week-long trip to Memphis, and I can see just how that absence made both our hearts grow fonder. We missed each other terribly and he expressed just how much he realizes he needs me daily when I got back. He says he doesn't realize how much until I'm gone, and not just to do his laundry or for physical intimacy (you know what I mean). He really felt like he could stay connected and grounded when I'm around. Wow!! I appreciated that.

I like the little things like leaving notes, and long walks, etc. that we can do to keep those fires burning. They don't cost us anything but thought and effort, but they sure go a long way, don't they? Congratulations on 30 years. I'm looking forward to that with hubby. We've got a long way to go to get to that number of years (the rapture might happen before our 30 years), but we're striving toward it.

Have a good day!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a great post and I SO agree!!!

It's often the little things, the tender moments between the two of us that say SO much!!!

Blessings sweet friend.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Susan! Thanks so much for reminding us about the little things that mean so much! I love the handwritten notes!! Think I'll leave one for hubby tonight!
Love ya,

Lelia Chealey said...

Really needed to read this today Susan. Thank you so much for sharing this. I just asked Gene last night: WHY do you stay married to me?
I think I would've left me long ago...thank God He has Jesus in his sweet heart!!! :) It was funny though cuz I asked him when he was half way dozing and he lovingly reached over and patted me on top of my head and mumbled "I don't know honey. I love you."
Love you!!

Denise said...

So precious, and very true.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well said and a good reminder for me today. All too often, I take Billy for granted. Tomorrow is his birthday and the creative juices are flowing.

Wanted to tell you that we had our 1st Anonymous session tonight! "Wow..."

There are 60 other women voicing the same thing. So much for Alicia embracing her "anonymity." It's out the window over in my neck of the woods.


Kennisha Hill said...

Hi Susan,

Your blog is so amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my page. It's so great to meet another New Orleanian!

I agree 100% with your post on marriage. Goodness, I thought men were supposed to be programed to be romantic. But then I learned, it's not quite the truth! Thank God after 3 years, my hubby is finally learning- we both are learning each other more that way! I can go on and on about this! This was truly encouraging! And how sweet that message is for your husband! Praise God!

Blessings to you,

Amy S. said...

Susan...It is wonderful to see you back...I have missed you so much. WE are very familiar with storms here and no all to well about that feeling of just getting air-conditioning after days without it. Something we take sooooo for granted. I loved your last two posts. Soooooooo right on.!
I have thought of you so many times. Soooooo glad to see your up and running.

Love you my friend....

Laurie Ann said...

That was so sweet! What a great reminder to put that effort into it. Steve and I have felt like we were neglecting each other lately with all that's been going on, but we are hoping life returns to some semblance of routine soon! We love routine.