Saturday, November 15, 2008

Date Night....

Well, for the first time in a LONG time my husband and I enjoyed a "date night" last night. Every Friday we have our dearest friends over for dinner with their kids. We always eat way too much food and play games late into the evening. Last night plans were a bit different. Our friends had it laid upon their hearts for my husband and I to go out just the two of us for dinner and they would feed, watch and play with the kids. My dearest husband took them up on the offer and made plans for our night out.

He made reservations at a place here in town called Jeffrey's. It is a beautiful upscale restaurant for our area and the food is fabulous!!! We ordered Shrimp and Grits for a was on the menu as an entree, but our server said the chef would be happy to do that for us...we just wanted to try it as it was seasoned with honey and curry. Let me tell you it was DELICIOUS! Blessed Hubby had Tuna "Sashimi Grade" Cajun Style, a house salad with peanut and ginger dressing and pumpkin caramel cheesecake. I had the Nine Ounce Fillet Mignon, a house salad with Raspberry dressing and a triple layer chocolate cake drizzled with raspberry sauce.

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can certainly say that I have NEVER had food that good. It was wonderful, now the fact that I didn't have to cut any ones food or take anyone to the potty in the middle of the meal may have increased my enjoyment level. However, the best part was spending time with my wonderful, serving, humble, handsome husband. Being with him last night, just the two of us reminded me of our courtship, the reason I fell in love with him, the attraction I have towards him, the way I feel when I am with him, the joy I find in his jokes and how he sings to me when no one else is around. All those things and more are the reason I fell in love with him and last night I feel like that love was rekindled.

So, to our friends....thank you can't express the gratitude I feel in my heart, but I do thank you so much for watching all the kids so we could enjoy each other again. We want to do the same for you all as well. I see now why it is important for couples to have this date night....maybe not every week, but WOW, it will stir up that affection that God has called us to have with our spouse no matter the years you have been together. So, I sincerely thank you from the depths of my heart.

To My Dearest Husband,
Thank you for taking me out, for loving me for who I am, for putting a sparkle back in my eye, for rekindling that romance. I love you so much. I don't know how you do it, but you still make my heart skip a beat, you still give my butterflies in my stomach when I think of you and you bring tears of joy when I see how you have blessed me beyond all measure. I love you my darling. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you had a good time!

Teacher/Mom said...

Gee - a few more nights like that and maybe you little guy won't be the only guy any more ;-) Just kidding! Glad you got the opportunity. I get the opportunity to go out on the 22nd and support my DH in his "dream job". He is playing in a band at a fund raiser. They get an hour of stage time and since my Mom will be in town to watch the kids - I actually get to hear DH on stage. Seeing as how all his spare time is spent playing and practicing, I figured it might be nice seeing what comes of all his practicing. Plus, the fund raiser is for a high school friend of his who was almost killed in a motorcycle accident and is now unemployed and in need of many hours of physical therapy - for which he has no insurance. So it is for a very good cause.