By Jamie S.
I can't wait to share about Corey and my date, but before I do I have to give you a tiny bit of background. About a month or so ago, my husband went out of town, which doesn't happen very often... and well, I missed him. This started me down the trail of what I like to call relationship inventory. You know, what areas do we have plenty in stock and what areas are we low on. Date night was the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about the low department. We had gotten into a rut. There was nothing new or different happening, and it was all getting kind of boring. So I prayed and asked God to help give me some inspiration. Seriously, later that same day I got an e-mail from Tiff asking me to check out her date night blog. How cool is that!
So inspired by what I'd been reading here, I came up with the idea to do an all about him date. I decided I could plan a surprise date that was a night of doing things that I know my hubby enjoys. My first step once I decided what kind of date we would have was to listen. By simply listening to Corey, I found out all I needed to about what he would want to do. It was awesome! Without even knowing it, he was helping me plan our date around him.
So last Saturday, the day was finally here. I had everything planned out, and he had no idea. When Corey got home from our son's soccer game, I asked him if he would please go get the mail for me. he looked at me funny and questioned me about why because I am never worried about the mail, but I told him, "Just do it!" and he did. I had slipped an invitation to our special date in the mailbox. When he opened it, he was totally surprised. Again, the best part was he had no idea.
Once we got the kids off to their overnight destinations (which was Corey's favorite part), we got cleaned up and were off to an evening all about him. We went to see the movie that Corey had been telling me he wanted to see (Hanna) which he enjoyed. I personally found it to be slightly disturbing, but it wasn't about me. Then we picked up dinner at a new Italian market that had just opened near us. Corey had been telling me how much he wanted to try it. We got it to go, brought it home, and moved into the next phase of our date which was what I knew Corey wanted the most: an uninterrupted night alone with me. Much of this part of our date is private ;) But what I can say is we laughed, talked, ate our wonderful Italian food, and enjoyed ourselves very much. It was all about him that night, but I have to say it was one of the most fulfilling dates we have had in a long time. I loved it! I guess that just goes to show it truly is better to give than receive.