Sky and I went to a wedding of a dear friend last weekend. Luciana came with us to the ceremony as that part was at 2 in the afternoon, and she got to wear her first party dress, which was courtesy of a wonderful friend in the fashion world of New York.
It ended up being a really powerful experience for us–being at a wedding reminded us of…US. Of why we’re together and what we believe in as a couple and how being in love is such a phenomenal thing. In some ways we’re close than ever, but since Luciana has been born there have been certain areas that have gone on the back burner. Make that the burner in the neglected storage closet in the abandoned garage.
Since that day we’ve promised each other to connect for 5 minutes (minimum) in the morning and 5 minutes at night in a way that’s just for us. Not talking about scheduling or even how much we love the baby. Just being us. So many people told us to make sure we keep the romance alive, and we never thought for a second we’d need to work at it. But here we are, low on sleep, high on obsession with our daughter, and both of us juggling a lot. It’s easy to put off the daily maintenance of intimacy. Someone said to me, and at the time I thought “yeah yeah I know” but here I am living it: that intimacy needs maintenance and work just like an in-shape body needs maintenance and work, just like a beautiful garden needs maintenance and work, just like a concert pianist’s scales need maintenance and work. It feels really good and really right to be giving our attention to us again. I know we’ll only have a happier family for it.
us not long after we were engaged. I still have that puffy jacket…