Holding Hands

Hubs and I have been married for 8 years, together for 11. In the beginning, we held hands, cuddled, giggled, all of those sugary displays of affection. Not so much anymore. The mundane, everyday things filled our lives. Bills had to be paid. We had kids. Eventually, it didn't feel necessary to hold hands or cuddle or give each other long hugs after being apart.

Tonight, as I maneuvered the van through an obstacle course, otherwise known as the Walmart parking lot, I saw an elderly couple holding hands. They were easily in their 70s. Probably married for several decades. Yet they were still holding hands. What a sweet sight it was.

Hubs and I need to hold hands more. I know the decreased displays of affection mostly fall on my shoulders. I get caught up in the kids and all of the things on my "to do" list. I forget that Hubs should make the "to do" list too.

{Hubs... if you're reading this, it does NOT mean you'll get more "play time" in the bedroom. "Holding hands" is not code word for anything else. Sorry to dash your hopes!}


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Gee, looks like your husband's mind works just like mine! You're right, though, sometimes you do just need to reconnect. Holding hands is a good way to do it!

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

I think it's SO important to step outside of our daily lives every once in a while and do exactly what you did...realize that the little gestures of love are critical to a long healthy marriage.

Thanks for the reminder!