Well, what a success! Date night was a big hit…Let me back up a little. KC works two days a week part time at the law firm that I work at, and first thing on Thursday morning she found her note. I was sitting at my desk that is down the hallway from her, I heard her laugh and then later that day I found my answer in the top drawer of my desk.
So I left work a little early and met KC at the house. Carlie had gotten there by the time I got home, so KC was just waiting on me to tell her how beautiful she was in her outfit and then we headed out. She knew that we were going out, just the two of us, but she didn’t know where. So we left the house and I drove us to Zoe’s to pick up dinner. She was starting to wonder what was going on. I got our food, drove us towards the interstate and headed downtown. I pulled off of exit one, and drove us downtown to the entrance of the River Walk. (Which I think is one of Montgomery’s greatest places!) We parked, got out of our car and walked towards the opening and into the tunnel. As we walked I was quickly reminded about why I fell in love with this girl in the first place. Between her almost falling in her shoes as she was walking, her acting goofy and semi dancing on the sidewalk and her just reaching over to hold my hand, I felt like the biggest man on the block. We sat down and both started to look at how awesome the entire area was that we were in. I mean this was the view for our dinner date…
How beautiful is that? We sat there and started eating, and I looked at her and I said, “So, what’s going on?” She looked back at me and just smiled. I then thought to myself, “Huh, well, what do we talk about?” So in an attempt to spark up a conversation I said, “Let’s have another baby!” (Even though I was TOTALLY kidding, that sparked off the conversation.)
Do you ever find yourself sitting in your house or eating dinner with your spouse and find it difficult to talk about things other than your finances, your children, or things that need to be done around the house? Well I do sometimes.
I told myself before our date that I wasn’t going to bring up any of those items. I compared it to giving KC a vacuum or something like that as a birthday gift; you just don’t do that because you can do that any day of the week. This was her time, we could talk about all of that stuff when we were at home and running around and I could let it go in one ear and out the other. (Just kidding.) Right then, at that moment, it was all about her and our time together. So we started talking about all other things. We started talking about us. We talked about our future, what we wanted to do together and where we wanted to go and how we wanted to get there. It also gave me a good time to tell her sorry for pushing her to the side over the past few weeks and how I focused on other things. KC, being the awesome person she is, just smiled and said, “It’s okay, I know you do it all for us.” After eating we got up and walked along the River Walk and continued to talk, and before we knew it we had been gone for almost three hours. So we started back to the car to head home. It turned out to be a perfect date.
The next day at work I was thinking about our date and I remembered a quote that I saw once. I get a quote every day to my phone and one that I got a few weeks ago said:
[quote]"Love is friendship set on fire." - Jeremy Irons[/quote]
That’s exactly what KC and I needed to do, we did do, and have continued to do since last week - we have remembered how and why we are each other’s best friends and the love that we have for each other.
[pullquote_left]Take a moment this coming up week to do something for that special person in your life. Do it just because, and see what kind of response you get in return. Don’t do it looking for a response, just do it because you love them.[/pullquote_left]