Jeff, Luca and I just got back from a weekend together in Boston. Micha stayed with her grandmother. Although we missed Micha, it was nice to have time just with Luca. It was also nice to give each other more time.
We had a sitter both Friday and Saturday night so we took advantage! On Friday, we went to a playoff game and then a late dinner. Someone recommended a wonderful Italian Restaurant (Bricco, for those of you who know or go to Boston). It was fun to do something out of the ordinary. Then, it was great to try a new restaurant, discovering a gem within a new city. On Saturday, we started the day off by “sleeping in”. Our precious, little boy slept til 8:30 a.m.! It was awesome. He adjusted well the whole day, being awake at times so that we could grab a bite to eat, I could go to a yoga class, and we could wander on Newbury Street together. Then, Jeff and I went to a wedding in the aquarium. We danced together, like we’ve done at so many weddings, had a great time and for a brief period were Jeff & Ange, the couple. Not Jeff, Ange, Micha, Luca and Peepers.
This weekend was good for Jeff and me. We fell in love a little bit more, had fun doing new things together and enjoyed one another’s company. I adore Jeff whole-heartedly. He is the man who gives me what I need, mostly by loving me just as I am–in times when I’m rational and other times when my emotions transport me to Crazy Town 🙂 Jeff keeps me balanced, reminds me of what’s important and provides plenty for our family so I can stay home with our children. Jeff is better at loving me because his love comes without judgement. His love also comes with a pure acceptance of who I am and not who he wants me to be. I am so grateful for him.
Jeff and I are the foundation for our family. We get consumed with the demands of our kids, work, exercise, cooking etc. that there’s rarely time left to BE and ENJOY him. Yet, this weekend reminded me how we have to make time for each other, just as we make time for everything else in our lives. I adore Jeff more when I feel connected to him and being connected takes time.
Make some time this week to connect with your partner. Go out on a date and just be you two. If you don’t have a partner, make time for someone who you care about and who supports you in still being you.
Hope you have a great week!
Angela M. Barbieri
I am a happy mother of two. I’ve written for as long as I can remember. Since becoming a mother, I’ve started sharing my writing to connect with others and share what I learn. I hope to support parents through my writing because parenting challenges us (understatement) but also allows us to relive innocent, new experiences through the eyes of our children (amazing!).
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