The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is Joy. Although I am a day late I still wanted to write about some little things that bring me Joy.
My husband is always on call for work and is gone any where from 24-36 hours at a time. With his schedule, homeschool, and kids activities it is hard to get out much for a date night. I learned years ago to find the joy in the things we do in our day-to-day lives together.
One of those things is reading the paper together every day he is home. If he gets home in the middle of the night and wants to sleep in I wait until later in the day to read it with him. We like to discuss what all is in there and although our local paper isn't very big it gives us a little chunk of our day together.
We also have a latte most afternoons when he is home. We have our own espresso machine and it is a lot cheaper to make them at home than buy them somewhere. If it is nice we go outside to sit and enjoy a few minutes alone.
Mike is not allowed to use his phone on the train any more unless they are stopped. If he is at the other end and gets called to come home in the middle of the night he always texts me a good morning message. I have come to enjoy waking up to a good morning greeting text every day when he is gone.
I could go on and on. It seems like the more I think about the little things that Mike does for me the more I can find and appreciate. It is those day-to-day things that makes our marriage more fulfilling.