We did it. This has been on our minds to do for a long time and last night it happened.
As we were getting out of the car, Tom said, “I’m leaving mine here, and I want you to leave yours here too.”
“Really? You really are going to do this?”
What was it we left in the car? I can assure you it wasn’t our clothes. Yet we still felt naked.
We left our cell phones, and it was the best date night we’ve had in a long time.
Three times Tom went to “look up something” while we talked, but there was nothing in his pocket to use. It was a night full of conversation and even – dancing! The band playing was thedownbeatband.com, and they were amazing. When they started to play Gato Barbieri‘s song, Europa, we knew we had to dance. It is one of our all-time favorites!
What made tonight even more special was the completion of a project I’ve been working on for over 10 years. Tom called this afternoon to check on me, and the first words out of my mouth were, “I’ve finished!”
“What?!” He said, “You really finished? Well, then we’re celebrating tonight! Be ready when I get home.”
I love this about Tom. He finds as much joy, if not more joy in my accomplishments. And he wasn’t happy because he wouldn’t have to hear me lament anymore about “not finishing.” He was genuinely happy because he believes in my project. He is my biggest fan, and I love him so much.
Have you ever had a naked date night? You might want to try it. It was quite freeing! 😉