Never do I hear the old Alan Jackson song “Remember When” without getting a little teary eyed. It’s a special song for several reasons, but I love the picture of a couple looking back over their lives together to see the overarching theme of love regardless of the changing circumstances.
In our marriages, it’s important to purposefully “remember when.” It’s fairly easy to remember the good times: your wedding day, your first home, or your first child. But what about the little things? How will you remember the fun things you did together for date nights?
Recently I’ve enjoyed using the TimeHop app on my iPhone. Each day it tells me what I posted on my social media that day in all the years prior. Instagram is my social media platform of choice these days (you do follow me on Instagram, right?), but I see a lot of Facebook statuses and tweets from our first few years of marriage. It’s so fun to look back and remember the good times we’ve had!
It also never hurts to read the updates to my husband. “Hey, did you remember that 3 years ago you took me out for crab cakes at Soby’s? That was so sweet of you!” I don’t think we can ever praise our husbands enough. They shoulder a lot of responsibility and need to know how much they are appreciated!
If you’re not active on social media, pick up a journal and start writing down the things you do together. Then pull out the journal and read a few pages together before you go to bed or while you’re waiting on your food on date night. You’ll be glad you took time to “remember when time stood still and love was all we knew.”
This post was not sponsored by TimeHop. All opinions are my own.