2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Z”

The Letter “Z” our final date in the 2018 Date Night Challenge.

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

You read that title right.

Our daughter got married in January 2018. She was the last one to leave the nest, so we knew this would be an adjustment for us. Instead of giving in to the sadness of the change, we decided to turn our focus to a Date Night Challenge. Thus, the alphabet dates began. We each took turns planning a date based on a letter in the alphabet. We had so much fun, and it helped us not give in to the temptation to be sad over our empty-nest.

By December we had nearly finished. We had two letters left, but no time to plan them. So we postponed them. Our “Y” date took place last month. And finally it’s time for our “Z” date.

Honestly? We have no creativity or energy left, except to take a nap. And then we realized what a perfect way to celebrate the letter “Z”, by taking nap together! It is Sunday and for years we would come home after church and put our kids down for a nap. This is where our Sunday afternoon naps were born.

This was one of our favorite parts of being married, being able to cuddle in bed and fall asleep in each other’s arms. Such a peace and security in this simple act, knowing the other is there breathing and resting within arms reach.

We encourage you to take the challenge and plan a date night around every letter in the alphabet. We sure enjoyed our time doing it. If you’d like to read what we did for each of our Alphabet Dates, click here.

What did you do on your last date night together? We’d love to hear about it.


This is our 9th post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in April.


About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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7 Responses to 2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Z”

  1. May you share plenty more Zs together!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jeanine Byers says:

    I love that idea, of creating your own date night challenge! And what a great way to take your mind off of your empty nest.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I am past the time for napping;
    these are not the gentle days.
    I head the demon hands a-clapping
    to the tune the devil plays.
    Every step’s now fraught with pain,
    impaling further onto cancer’s sword;
    “You will pass through hell again,
    and agony be your sole reward.”
    I wish I’d stored the memory
    of dozing, holding hands,
    to be a heart-bound testimony
    in these flaming lands.
    God, help me recall the grace
    of her soft caress upon my face.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. vidhya29 says:

    That’s amazing!! A wonderful post

    Liked by 1 person

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