For the first seven years of our marriage, we focused on building a future. We stacked our 401k, saved a little nest egg for a down payment on a house in town, and tried to a be a blessing to others though what we deemed sacrificial giving. All the right boxes were checked.
In the meantime, what we really sacrificed was time; especially quality time together. Between raising rugrats and building a bungalow, busyness has rocked our foundation this year. If we let it crack, the rest of what we've strived to build could crumble around us. Recently, we decided to heed some valuable wisdom from a trusted friend and invest more time, energy and money into enriching our relationship.
At first, taking time away from our girls and rearranging our resources felt a bit selfish even though we understood that it is essential to secure the future of our collective dreams. Tonight, we finally left Tiny & the Tot with a teenager, and went on a date. First, we strolled down memory lane as we sorted through our storage unit together. Afterwards, we enjoyed some pumpkin pie and mingled with the retirees at Villiage Inn. We came home to sleeping babies. What a perfect evening!
Sometimes, investing in the future doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to be intentional. I'm finding it really is as Plain & Simple as That.