My love language is quality time. I want to say it has changed over the years as I have grown and my needs and desires have changed but to be honest I think it's always been quality time. Sometimes I think I forget being together doesn't necessarily qualify as having quality time because having undivided and uninterrupted attention is what really makes me feel loved.
It's almost silly to write that out because I know I am loved, however when I don't get true quality time with Micah especially now with all his recent travels my love tank quickly starts dropping to empty and feel all other areas in my life start to suffer.
I feel this is true also for my time spent with God. When I rise early to spend time in the word or when I stitch to podcasts and bible study messages versus watching TV my life is fuller and I perform all those same areas better. Being a wife, mama, friend, shop owner, daughter … you get the point when my quality time love bank is full I am a better me. I feel loved so I love all those around me better.
I love that Micah knows me so well and truly loves me well. Even though I was fine and doing ok with him traveling so much he knew I needed some family togetherness. Away from the house, my work and from all the day to day stuff. He knew I just needed to relax with all my loves and catch up, talk and play together before he flew out on another trip.
So on a whim, and when I say whim I literally mean the night before this happened he searched for a hotel that had a lazy river and slide for us all to play on and sure enough Casino Morongo popped up with a crazy awesome "off season" hotel rate! Only about two hours from our house which made it conveniently close yet far enough where we felt like we had a grand getaway.It really was a terrific getaway. Sleeping in, eating buffets, shopping at the near by outlet malls and relaxing in the lazy river made for an awesome quality time filled trip. It was a short trip but it was just what my heart needed to be refueled before his next trip.
This scripture really has stood out to me this past week
"Above all, keep Loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sin" 1 Peter 4:8
Not just LOVE but to KEEP loving with sincerity.
I think that is the key to not only our marriage but to all those we love, to be sincere and serious about loving each other. In order to love well we must learn what makes each others heart ticks and what fills us up.
So grateful for my Micah. Lord knew what I needed in a husband. He is always seeking God's will for our family. He is tenderhearted and loves us all well. Plus there's also the fact that he is pretty much ridiculous all the time and has me laughing at almost everything. Take for instance this picture above.
We decided to take a break from the pool and head to the outlet malls down the street. No need for changing he said since we will just be jumping in the car to head home afterward.
I agreed it was a good idea until I walked passed a mirror and saw that we looked all together G-H-E-T-T-O.
Vernon was in the same clothes from the day before because he freaked out not wanting to wear his swim gear which was wet but that didn't stop the rest of us from just throwing a dress over our suits or if you're Micah adding a dirty shirt from the drive up is just fine.
If we already weren't a sight to be seen I realized that dance parties in the stores and trying on a Sport Coat over your swim attire was drawing way to much attention to our family.
Like I said, it was a great little trip.