After a long day at work, I returned home to find my man working hard in 90 degree heat! He rented a pick-up truck and brought home some new furniture earlier that day. Since we are preparing for baby, we're taking care of some much needed home improvement. As I approached the front door I was greeted with, "Well hello beautiful" as he continued to move heavy furniture about...
I instantly lit up, as he has a way of making me feel like a Queen no matter how I may be feeling in that moment.
As I entered the home, I expressed how exhausted I was. He replied by saying, "I'm sorry to hear that you're exhausted, I kinda hoped you'd take the ride with me to return the truck."
While I was tired, I instantly realized the importance of the little things, and that he was looking forward to us spending time together. With that realization, there was nothing more to say than, "Let's ride! "
I grabbed my keys and followed him to the truck. As I approached the truck he asked me "Do you want to drive? " He knew I would say yes, as "pushin" this big ole pick-up truck would feed my driving alter ego! I hopped (well slowly climbed up) into the truck, put my shades on said, "You're riding with Bad Momma!" LOL!
He held my hand as we drove off and even snapped a couple of pictures of me behind the wheel of the truck. He was quite tickled by my delight in handling the vehicle as "Bad Momma."
In the midst of the trip, I forgot about my fatigue and got "lost in our quality time." It was not a big trip, vacation or even a "date night" of dinner and movie, it was simply the message of "I missed you today." "I'm glad you're home." "Let's spend some time together."
As I am preparing for motherhood, I recognize that it is important to make time for the two of us. It's imperative that I am attentive to his needs and continue to magnify his significance in my life, even with a baby on the horizon.
You see, he treats me as a Queen and so I reciprocate, treating him as a King! Trust me, the RETURN ON INVESTMENT ALWAYS MAKES IT WORTH IT!
We believe that "Black Love" is INFINITE and are committed to strength of our "BLACK FAMILY!"
This was a great day!
Until next time... Be courageous, be encouraged, MELANIN AND MOTHERHOOD is BLACK GIRL MAGIC PERSONIFIED!
Yours On This Journey,
Crystal D. Charley-Sibley, MBA
Founder of Melanin and Motherhood, Co-Founder of Queen Village LLC, is a community activist, women's empowerment speaker, a first-time mother, and wife, chronicling her journey of motherhood!