Shelle Edit: I have known MaeRae for just a short while, but what I love about her writing is you can tell that her family works. I mean her relationship with her husband and her boys, it all just works. I love reading about her time with them, for me it is intriguing. I feel like I'm sitting on a couch listening to her tell me a story when I read her blog and I like that. Here is part of her profile, which backs up what I am saying, "I am a spoiled, but not rotten, mother of three boys and wife to the greatest guy ever." She has posts to back that sentence up! :) Go check out her blog after you read what she has to say here. Thank MaeRae... I love how open you are with the topic!
What's one thing you and your spouse look forward to in the summer? Do you have something that you guys just do to get time together that you can't do in the winter or other seasons?
I am not the usual woman that you read about or know. I was raised in a large family of boys and am not afraid of those things that most woman are. In fact, I do things that most women would NEVER. One of those things is spend the summer in the woods with no hot water, internet or cable. I have husband and three boys and am not afraid to kill spiders or take a fish off the hook. The other thing that I am not afraid of telling people is that I like sex and don’t get enough of it. Have you ever heard a woman complain about this?
Backing up a few years, my husband had been diagnosed with possible testicular cancer. They only way to determine if it is definitely cancer is to remove the testicle and biopsy the mass. Thank the Lord above that it was not and he is healthy. However, it was a mass of testosterone producing cells producing more testosterone cells. My husband had a libido that was even with mine. We would have sex at least twice a week.
Since the removal of the testicle three years ago, his drive has become very limited. I am lucky to be able to get him twice a month now. I have been told it is not so much drive but fatigue. I guess this one of the side effects but it still affects the everyday aspects of life when you cannot stay up past 7 pm.
Back to now, summer has a different effect on my husband. Maybe it is the fresh air, maybe it is extra adrenaline or maybe it is NATURE in general. My husband has more energy. My husband is up later at night and wanting to do some much more than any other time of the year.
During the summer months we steal away time. With three boys in a 450 square foot cabin it is hard to find alone time, but in the summer we make it a point to. It may be a trip out on the pond in the canoe and a quick trip to the shore where there is no foot traffic. It may be stealing a swim late at night with no clothes on. It may be an early morning rise because the birds are right outside the window waking and telling us it is time.
During the summer, my husband and I are in much closer quarters and this is something that we enjoy ever year. Me, I am much more relaxed, I think it is the increase in sex. He, it is a feeling alive and back to the way he was before. Whatever the reason, we look forward to the summer. We look forward to the together time again.
Is there a season that you and your spouse feel you connect closer in? Being open, is sex a contributing factor to that feeling of closeness?
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