Monday, September 20, 2010

Date Night, The Movie

Did you know that Techy and I have almost been married for 5 years?

And did you know that before we got married, we never lived together.  We never even lived close to one another.  We had a long distance relationship for the entire time we dated....

And did you know that during our first year of marriage, we never fought even one time?

(Tired of the Techy-Me Romance saga yet?)

But now that we have been married 4 and 3/4 years...

We have a dog.

We have a baby.

We both have stressful jobs that we love.

We both have families that we love.

We both are deeply involved in ministries at our church.

Techy, being a great example to his youth....

(Try an all-nighter with YOUR teens at 9 months'll look like that too!)

And we both have about a hundred thousand bazillion hobbies.

We both have quirks that drive the other one batty.  (Techy likes to pour himself a glass of water and then lose it when he is halfway through with it, so what does he do?  He pours himself another to lose!  Me - I like to ask Techy to help me with anything and then not let him do it.)

I guess you could say we are co-piloting this journey through life together, and alot of times we tend to go in opposite directions.  Although in some aspects, we share the same thoughts, we haven't quite mastered the art of thinking in unison. 

Enter the movie, Date Night.

Seen it?

I laughed so hard. 

The similarity was hilarious. 

We love to go to cheap restaurants and people watch.  It's our thang. 

And we are so incredibly boring. 

Sure, none of our friends are talking about calling the whole thing off, (mostly because we have been married longer than most of our friends, but whatev) but I totally loved the premise of the movie. 

We get so busy packing lunches and changing diapers and folding laundry that we forget to make time to enjoy one another for who we are and who we are becoming. 

Because that's what it's really all about, isn't it? 

Falling in love with your husband for the man he has grown into, as opposed to the boy you married?

For the fact that he loves make time to play with your baby boy?

For the fact that he has grown so tremendously in his dedication to ministry?

For the fact that he works hard to provide a home for you to redecorate everytime you get a whim?

For the fact that he knows you well enough to know that you love redecorating and he doesn't get upset about the messes that happen in the process?

For the fact that he knows how hard you work to lose the baby weight and how much you look forward to that piece of pizza and brownie on the weekends?

For the fact that he gets the jokes about people "messaging" on others' "walls", and he laughs at it?

For all those things and many, many more, I am so thankful to be married to Techy. 
And I am so thankful that I didn't have to be held at gunpoint looking for a "computer stick thingy" to figure that out! 

So, how 'bout you?  Seen 'Date Night'?  Think it was totally corny or completely laughable?

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