I’ve written the following poem for your enjoyment, but in addition, we believe it displays a possible reason many who read our blog struggle to romance their spouse in big and special ways. However, romance is much more than the big surprises and exotic getaways. It is more than spending lots of money and buying expensive gifts. It is a way of life that costs only your time and thoughtfulness.
It is our prayer that you’ll discover ways to romance each other in everyday sort of ways as you celebrate this Christmas season together!
‘Twas A Christmas To Remember
‘Twas the first of December
When all through our house
No romance was stirring
No sexy white blouse
I wore my ball cap and my wife her pajamas
We were exhausted from shopping
And church bake-a-ramas
We wanted a date night we desperately did
But with so many gifts to wrap for each of our kids–it was useless to think of and sad when I did.
Then back in our bedroom there arose such laughter
I ran to the door to see what was the matter.
My wife laughed and laughed until she was crying
I started to laugh too, though I had no idea why. Then…
She said she was planning a real good surprise.
She had tried to withhold it but now realized…
That she had to confess and confess she quite did,
Though she knew it would ruin the plans if she did.
She said she had wanted to whisk me away. Although…
It was only for one night and a day.
With a tilt of my head I had to ask why?
She said it was simply to show me her love for the ways that I treat her beyond and above.
But why did you cancel? My dear tell me why?
Why can’t we go still? I’m willing to try.
With her hand in her robe, she pulled out a stick and pointed her finger to the check with a click.
It’s absurd, she explained, I’m dumbfounded and more! I am pregnant again with child #4!
My face grew quite ashen my heart raced inside.
We weren’t planning another child but whoa–what a surprise!
Romance is important, and date nights are too,
But what better surprise when our love makes a new…
Little baby to love and to have and to hold.
‘Tis a blessing from God I’ve heard it quite told.
Putting my arms on my wife’s shoulders I said with a grin.
A surprise is what you wanted, and the surprise is a win.
I’m happy for us, for you and for me,
And most importantly our growing family.
But this news has left me all tuckered out.
Lets turn in early. She agreed with no doubt.
As I lay in my bed on this cold winter’s night. I knew in my heart God had blessed us all right.
The time for romance and travels will come, but for now I’m content with the changes to come.
With a sigh my eyes closed as heard my wife say…
“Thank you so much for caring for me in this way. But mostly I thank you for understanding my plight.”
“Merry Christmas surprises, sleep well, dear, Good night!”