I know I’ve said it before, but I have some pretty amazing sponsors.
They are women of strength, passion and each of them have incredible hearts.
I’m so blessed to have them on my sidebar.
Today, my friend Kait, who I met via Twitter is stopping by to share her heart with you today.
So without further ado… Meet Kait
Hello there lovies! I’m Kait, from Kait’s Life. I want to thank Alissa for having me over here today, it is such an honour! (I’m Canadian, we spell honoUr with a U, also neighbour, colour, favour, favourite, you get the idea) A little about me, I am a twenty something mama to two amazing boys. They’re my light, Teagan is two and Arlo is 8 months. I am married to my highschool sweet heart (cue aweesss) and we have been married for almost 4 years.
When I was little growing up, I thought marriage would be this wonderful fairytale. We would have our Cinderella wedding (I was OBSESSED with Cinderella) and live happily ever after. What I didn’t realize is that marriage takes work, I would even go so far to say that it is work. Work does have its perks, like waking up to your love every single day, finishing each others sentences, knowing what to order for them, knowing that they will be there for you. Married life takes effort. Work, effort and love. When we first got married Rich was working 3 jobs, I worked a crazy rotation at the hospital, we hardly saw each other. It was worse than when we were dating. We had to make the effort to schedule our lives around each other.
Since Arlo has been born, things have been crazy, between the million and ten doctor appointments, to the “we have 2 children under 2, where did our free time go? Oh wait, sleep is more important”. Until last week, we hadn’t been on a date, just the two of us since our 2nd anniversary. ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO!
For Rich’s birthday I planned ahead. The boys went to their grandparents (so thankful for them!!) and we got the day and night to ourselves.
We needed it. We laughed, we ate food, we shopped, we went to the movies. But most importantly, we talked. We reconnected. I never really realized how much I craved his undivided attention. We decided to make it a monthly event, scheduled date nights. Nights where we can work on our relationship, not let it get pushed to the back burner while we parent. Most importantly, it helped me fall deeper in love with the man that I married.
My little family, September 2012.
Thank you Alissa for having me today!