We literally have the world at our fingertips! There are hundreds of ways to harness this power to cultivate romance with your spouse.
I remember back when beepers were what every working man carried on his hip to stay connected. I had the idea to send my husband a message in code, but decided at the last minute not to tell him who it was from. (For those of you too young to remember how beepers work – a phone number was typed in, so the recipient would return the call). For as long as I can remember we’ve written “ILY” to each other on napkins, in the sand, on church bulletins and personal journals. It’s a small way we remind each other that we truly love each other. Naturally, I had the idea to send Tom an “ILY”, which on a dial pad translates to “459”.
I sent it a couple of times in one afternoon. When he came home he commented that someone was sending him a strange number, and he had no idea how to get in touch with them because it was only three numbers. I kept quiet. The next day I did it two more times throughout the day. It was driving Tom crazy because he didn’t know who was doing it. This went on for a week until our date night – I gave him a card and signed it, “459 – ILY!” The look on his face was priceless, “So it was you!?!” 🙂
This was a fun and inexpensive way to communicate to him (using technology) how much I think about him during the day.
We’ve all sent e-cards and e-mails, but have you ever sent a private e-vite to your spouse inviting them to his/her own private party? What are some ideas that have worked for you? We’d love to hear them!