Happy Thursday friends!! Even though this is only a 4 day week it feels like it is taking forever....COME ON FRIDAY!!
Last night I got lucky, I ended up not having to work at my second job so I got to go home after work which was such a treat!! This got me thinking about quality time. I believe it is so incredibly important to make sure to engage in quality time with your significant other every single day.
My question for you today is what do you and your hubby/fiance/boyfriend do to spend that quality time together?
On thing that Sean and I began doing for some quality time together is watching The Pacific and The Band of Brothers series. Sean is very interested in WW2, one main reason is because his grandpa was a WW2 veteran. Now when you ask me what my interests are, war is definitely not on the top of my list..however I decided to give it a chance because I knew how passionate Sean was about it..and it was really special he wanted to share it with me.
We started with The Pacific.
This series follows the lives of three U.S. Marines through their journey in the jungles of Guadalcanal fighting the Japanese during WW2. Not only is it incredible to see the conditions, trauma, and battles these men endured during this time, but you acually get to know the characters on a personal level. You meet their families, hear about their love lives...and experience their struggles with them that the war caused. My heart broke for these men...It is amazing to me that they had so much courage, and passion for our coutnry to put themselves through these gruesome conditions.
Now we are currently watching The Band of Brothers.
This series follows a paratrooper unit from the U.S. Army called Easy Company who are fighting the other side of WW2 against the Germans. This unit was one of the best trained and most productive in military history. Their courage, compassion, and faith are so strong...it truly amazes me. These men all grow so close, and you get to know them so well that you experience heart ache and pain when one is lost.
Don't get me wrong...you may be wondering why would I want to watch something so sad? Well, there are many other aspect the series other than war..there is humor, love, and lots of lessons about friendship and compassion. Also the characters are all based on real war heros which is amazing to me!
I am SO happy I wasn't closed minded when it came to this. I have really enjoyed learning more about the war, as well as having this quality time with my husband. He told me the other day how thankful he was that I showed interest in something that means so much to him...this was so touching to hear!
I highly encourage you to be open minded when it comes to hobbies/interests that your significant other may have, you may find something that you can share and be passionate about together!!
I hope you all have a great day!