Marriage

Fave Post – I Could Stay Awake All Night Just To Hear You Breathing

This Aerosmith song came on XM radio today. As that first line was sung, I thought to myself, “Self, that is some good lyrics.” I just love some good ole romance. In fact the chorus of this song says something even sweeter:
Don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep cause I’d miss you baby and I don’t wanna miss a thing.
Tell me that wouldn’t win you over if someone sang that to you or wrote it in a letter. You know it’s true. Here’s the great thing about love. That romantic, ooey-gooey, emotional, I might throw up if I look at you cuz you make me nervous kind of love is wonderful. And terrific. And fantastic. But somewhere along the way, it typically dissipates and in some sad cases, goes away altogether. Why? I’ll tell you why. It does because we stop working at it. We stop bringing flowers. We stop telling our spouses how beautiful or handsome they are. We stop putting them above all other earthly relationships. Even our children. Tis true. Think about it. When you were dating your spouse, you couldn’t get enough of each other. You wanted to be together as often as possible and even risked, yay oftentimes lost, friendships because of that. Presents were purchased. Kind words were said. Gentle touches were given. And love was in the air. Ever been that in love? I have. Still am, actually, except that I’m okay with going to sleep at night because well, I like my bed and this momma needs her 7.5 hours each night. I’m just sayin’. Do you need to do something in your marriage to spice things up? I think it just might be time. (Previously posted on May 8, 2008.)

8 thoughts on “Fave Post – I Could Stay Awake All Night Just To Hear You Breathing”

  1. Wow, that is no other than my husband’s and my “song!” (although we never listen to it anymore!) AND…it’s from December 20, 1998 when we first got together, 11 years ago. Thanks for reminding me of those ooey gooey days! 😉

    P.S. I’m so much more in love with this man today than i was 11 years ago…which is the grace of God right there! It just gets better and better.

  2. I’m not a marriage counselor, but I have been happily married for 17 years. There are two things that come to mind for me: first, never stop flirting (with each other, of course!). I’m a real nut when it comes to flirting, but I know it always shows my wife I still adore her. And second, never lose your sense of humor! If you can’t laugh at yourself then you’re just too darn serious and you need to lighten up. A good belly laugh together is the best medicine I could ever prescribe for an ailing marriage! Be good to each other, y’all…

  3. Cindy,

    I’m with ya more than 100% on this. I shared with you back in the Summer my plight. Well, since our miracle, it’s been all kinds of fiery romance. However, we get caught up in the day to day life activities. Then all of a sudden, we hear a song like Aerosmith’s you listed above and we get all starry eyed again.

    Love “is” in the air, truly. Yes, we “must” work at it. It’s just like working out. If we don’t use our muscles, we lose them. Let’s get to work!

    Thank You Father God for using Cindy to spread Your love and lessons and reminders. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  4. Another thing that I have learned in the past couple years that goes a long way. HEB sells fresh cut flowers for $ 3 a bundle if it only cost me 3 dollars once every other week or so to remind her how much I love her it is done. Those 3 dollar flowers for me seem to go a lot farther than 45 dollar roses.

  5. Lots of spontaneous surprises….being married to the same man TWICE makes me very aware of the blessing God has given us in restoration and we both keep things interesting….and we flirt….Love what Candace said.

  6. Thanks for the reminder – especially in the busyness of the Christmas season when we forget the basics sometimes! 🙂 So now I’m wondering what you did, if it’s something you can share! 😉

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