we talk.

every night we put our sweet baby to bed,
finish up stuff around the house {trash, dishes, overall mess},
climb into bed ourselves,
watch a little {big bang theory} {how i met your mother} {the voice} {etc} --- thank you hulu+ 
tell ourselves it's too late and we need to be sleeping,
turn off the lights,
and talk.

we talk about our day- who we encountered, what we did, what we saw.
we talk about our boy- his cuteness, fussiness, diapers, bathes, and everything in between.
we talk about work- what's new, how we feel about it, what we worked on.
we talk about church- how it's going, how we're feeling about it, what's coming up.
we talk about AlethiaYouth- what's coming up, what needs to be done, the funny things our kids say.
and we talk about our hearts...

the days our long and we're always rushing from one thing to the next.
there's little time to talk about anything else besides what's for dinner, who's changing the next diaper, and if we have the directions.

but late at night. when the lights our off. and our boy is sound asleep.
we talk.

most nights it's well past midnight by the time our sentences turn to "uh huh" and "hmmm" and we've run out of words.
most nights we fall asleep knowing we will wake up exhausted.
but it's so worth it to me. 

because it's in that darkness that we ask each other for forgiveness.
it's in that darkness that i learn how to pray for my husband. and he learns to pray for me.
it's in that darkness that our hearts connect.
it's in that darkness that we become one.

"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'  and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ?  So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

i am so thankful for that time. 
every night. we take the time to be one. to connect. to love. 
even on days when i am too tired to think straight, i am thankful that i stayed up late just to talk to my true love.

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