Tuesday, August 9, 2011


by SistasInArms on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 7:03pm
I've just arrived home from a few days away in Melbourne to recharge, relax and spend some well earned one on one time with my hubby. We stayed in a beautiful hotel, a real treat, I felt extremely spoiled and pampered. We did the touristy things, caught the tram, went shopping, took in an exhibition, drank coffee, relaxed in the local pubs, walked miles, played photographer, you get the gist and for all intent and purpose we could well have been in a different country. That's how it felt, being so far removed from our daily pressures and commitments, it was as if they no longer existed, just for a short while. Plugging into the TIME OUT, TIME AWAY socket came at just the right moment, charge was dangerously low, red light flashing on both of our indicators.
 The fresh air of new surroundings, no time constraints, no demands or expectations was invigorating, positive energy flowed freely. We walked with a spring in our step and renewed anticipation flooded our senses. We talked, we laughed, we reconnected on a level devoid of stress, abundant instead with undivided attention to one another. A rekindling of romance, so often buried beneath commitments of life, parenting and providing, still there smouldering away, awaiting a spark.
 Fully charged we returned home, to all that we left, no miraculous change in circumstance, no sudden shift in the load, just one small difference, green lights flashing instead of red.
 It's easy to say, now is not the right time, too much happening, finances don't allow, what about the kids, well what about all this stuff? Before we realise it, they'll be off doing there own thing, there will always be commitments, but will we always have each other, who knows what the future holds, missed opportunities are exactly that..missed. To be a successful partnership, time needs to be invested, I, his priority, he, my priority. The TIME OUT, TIME AWAY socket can be whatever works at the time, simple or extravagant it really doesn't matter, but it's not an option. Recharging is a necessary, indespensible part of marriage. I don't want to operate on low charge, that's not a fulfilling way to live or love and it's not how God intended marriage to be.
 So, for me, my TIME OUT, TIME AWAY was definitely TIME WELL SPENT.
 Is your warning light flashing, are you over due for a romance recharge ? Don't put it off any longer, find time to get back into the green zone.


  1. Sista, sounds like a great time. Yes, I do need to do that with hubby-but just can't. A goal to work toward, right? Have a good day.

  2. Oh yes, take the time. Nourishing our marriages is top priority -- otherwise every other part of our lives are colored with drab. It brings me joy to see young mothers make the time for their loves.

  3. Hi Karen, so hope you are able to find time soon to spend with your hubby xx
    Pamela, you are right, drab does have a habit of spreading. We both returned home ready to splash some brightness around :)