For the last few years our church has run a marriage MOT around Valentine’s day.
We were greeted by a glass of Bucks Fizz and a lovely meal. During the meal we were given a check list of things to talk about and rate how we were doing from 1-5 in areas of our lives such as: children, finances, romance, hopes and dreams, friends, time alone etc. We were encouraged to think about anything we would like to do about these areas.
We had a couple of short talks one from a couple who had been together for 25 years, talking about some early memories and what keeps them going through the ups and downs and what they appreciate about each other which is always lovely to hear.
The other talk was just a little idea, I liked the idea and have taken it on board.
The idea was to send texts to your loved one with “I love you because….”. Since then I have been sending martin annoying little texts with “I love you because you made me a nice cup of tea” etc. etc.
The reason I like this is because it makes me regularly think really positively about Martin and remind me how much I love him and what a lot I have to be grateful for. This tends to translate to me being nice to him rather than moaning at him which is good for the harmony levels in the house!
We finished off with pudding and coffee and a chance to chat with some other people as well as our lovely partners 🙂
we also had a chance to listen to What I Call Romance by Paul Bell which is one of my all time favourite songs. A couple of the lines in it make me want to cry every time I hear them!