Y’all, I have had a really great Monday morning. This follows quickly on the heels of a really great weekend. I wrote about the fun of Saturday and Sunday Bray was home. Not only did we all get to hang out, but he also told me I could get away for a few hours with my very best friend in the whole wide world. I adore spending time with her, but we can never find enough time to hang out with our crazy work schedules and the trio being two.
As we were sitting over a yummy brunch yesterday morning, we were swapping stories and I told her about our morning swim. All five of us were in the pool as soon as breakfast wrapped yesterday. We had a blast goofing off, and there was even family cannonballing into the deep end with all five of us jumping simultaneously. I swam over to Bray to give him a kiss, and I ended up getting about five kisses. I have to tell you, I got tingles down my spine. It totally surprised me that even kisses in front of kids can still make my heart race. Last night, when I got kissed some more, I felt like Scarlett O’Hara getting kissed by Rhett Butler. Rachel getting kissed by Ross. Watts getting kissed by Keith. Allie getting by kissed Noah. My husband is still the best kisser on the planet.
There are two careers, two different families, three two year olds, and all other sorts of things that sometimes cause marital conflict. And just as my friend and I discussed, marriage is work. There are fabulous days and brutal days. But when you can still kiss the man that you first kissed almost nine years ago and get the same shivery tingle working from your neck down your back all the way to your bottom, well that means you can get through anything.
I realize that sounds naive and overly simplistic and maybe it is. But I do believe that in the hard times that spark keeps you connected. I don’t know where you are today in your marriage, on the mountaintop or in a dark valley, but is there anyway you can set everything aside tonight and kiss your husband? REALLY kiss him. Kiss him like you did the first month you were dating. Odds are you will get a kiss in return that will send tingles all the way to your toes and make your knees weak.