It is Thanksgiving week here in the United States. So naturally that and family are heavy on my mind. I also have Christmas on my mind because I like to have my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving or at least the biggest portion of my shopping done by Thanksgiving. It was a little tough to do this year but I think I’m going to make it. I still have a couple of days left.
It is so easy to take my husband for granted. He is so faithful and loyal. But I don’t want be like that. I want to be sure that he knows how much I respect, love, cherish, and enjoy life with him. Now that isn’t to say that we don’t ever have disagreements; we’re both way too passionate (and stubborn) about what we believe for that. But that’s a topic for another day (literally, I just made myself a note to write about that sometime ).
I don’t want the holiday season to go by without telling my sweetie how much he means to me. I’ve been trying to figure out what I am going to do for him for Christmas. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ll get him gifts from his wish list but I’m talking about what I want to do for him extra, because he is my sweetheart, my honey, my lover, my best friend.
Last year I gave him a box of gift cards for our date nights. We managed to use it for several months but I’ve been doing keto and we did some fasting and all that threw us off the routine of going out. So, we still have quite a few of those leftover.
I’ve been thinking about either a Christmas countdown or twelve days of Christmas. The Dating Divas have some good ideas for both. I like the idea of the twelve days of Christmas starting with Christmas day and going to Epiphany but I’m not sure yet and can’t say here, just on the off chance he would read this beforehand and thus I lose my surprise.
Well, all of that to say that I am VERY thankful for Michael, my husband of twenty-nine years. He challenges me to be a better me and not to settle for things the way they are but to work at continuing to grow and change into all that God wants me to be.
I encourage you to take a moment this week and tell your sweetie how much he means to you.
Until next time, God bless,