Here we are in the middle of Christmas and New Year’s.
…in the middle of figuring out exactly where to put our new gifts.
…in the middle of debating whether to eat that cookie. (The answer is yes!)
…in the middle of visiting family and friends that we don’t get to see often enough.
…in the middle of squeezing one more bundle of wrapping paper into the recycling bin.
It’s a festive time of year that takes us outside of our normal routines and creates many wonderful memory-making opportunities.
In the middle of it all, let’s take some time to remind our spouse that they are our favorite. Steal them away into a bathroom or closet for a couple of minutes for a quick make-out session. Invite them outside to sit alone with you while you share something that you appreciate about them or celebrate just how far your marriage has come this year. Surprise them by initiating while visiting parents are sleeping down the hall. Volunteer to run an errand together and take some time to make googly eyes in the car while you are out. Gather a simple breakfast that you can share in bed before you start your day. Do something together. It’s ok to leave the visiting family for a short bit while you focus on one another.
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of the holidays. There’s a lot of great stuff going on! Make sure you and your spouse remain connected in the middle of it all.