This week we decided to forgo our date night, since we’re going away on vacation the end of the week. We really don’t have the time to take an entire evening away from all that needs to get finished before we leave anyway, so I was fine with the decision.
The phone rang at 11:30a.
(Before you continue reading…scroll down on the right side bar to our Pop Out Playlist of romantic songs. Click on “Europa by Gato Barbieri”, press Play. Then, continue reading. Somehow music playing in the background adds to the overall effect! And it’s a GREAT song!)
It was Tom. “How would you like to meet me for lunch?”
“Um, Sure, but I’m not ready…can we meet at 12:45?”
“Absolutely – meet me at the China Jade. If you happen to get there before me, get a table outside, okay?”
I hung up with a huge smile on my face. I even felt excited about what to wear as I anticipated seeing Tom on this unexpected lunch date.
When I parked my car across the street, he was already sitting at our table. He was smiling – like me! Funny isn’t it? How an unexpected rendezvous can make things feel fresh and new? I love it when he stands as I approach the table. He ordered lunch for me – Kung Pao Chicken and Jasmine Tea.
There was a soft breeze on this cloudy, rainy day. But the sun was shining in my heart! I’m still in love with this man after all these years, and for this I thank God everyday!
NOTE: We realize that many of our readers have small children and are unable to be as spontaneous. May we encourage you that you can still plan a rendezvous sometime? Ask a friend to watch your children for a couple of hours. Or if you’re the husband, surprise your wife by arranging the childcare so she can meet you. You might just discover the sun shining in your own hearts as well! Oh, and guys…stand when she walks up to the table…it really makes us feel special!
Project 52 is the idea of Tiffany Bird with Simply Modern Moms. She set up this challenge to “Date Her Husband One Week At A Time” starting in January. However, anyone can join in whenever you want. Simply follow the link by pressing the button below to get all the details. She’s even typed up a contract for both of you to sign as a way of helping you take this challenge seriously!