I have to say, I am a very lucky girl. My sweetheart is an extremely romantic man, and does a lot of really romantic things as a habit. One thing that he does is that he insists on taking me out for a very fancy romantic dinner once a week. He often makes a reservation for sunset so we can watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean while we have supper. This weekend he took me to a lovely candlelight dinner, which had amazing service and incredible food. It was a beautiful evening that started with us having a glass of champagne and ended with us sharing a beautiful dessert.
What made me sad was that a beautiful young couple were seated at the table next to us. I think they were married and obviously had some wealth, as she had a huge ring on. They were beautifully dressed. Here is the sad part. She was texting someone else throughout the entire dinner. They barely spoke to one another. He looked a bit sad and ignored and just sort of swiveled his wineglass around and around. It was sad to watch.
I have a couple of thoughts on this. The first is, that I think that cell phones are breaking down a lot of interpersonal relationships. I see a lot of people on the phone with other people instead of being present with the person they are with. Now I will text (generally back and forth with my honey or my kids) but the phone never comes out when I am having a meal or conversation with someone. I just think it is rude. Recently we were out and a family was having dinner at a nearby table. The parents were playing games on their phones and the kids were totally ignored.
Secondly, I do not understand why people throw away love. Here was a couple that obviously cared about each other and here was one taking it all for granted, particularly in such a romantic restaurant. I do not understand treating someone else carelessly and with a lack of respect. I just think one should absolutely treasure the person one chooses as a partner.
I feel pretty fortunate to be with the person that I am with. It is unimaginable to me to not look at that handsome face throughout dinner. I am grateful that God has brought love and such an amazing person into my life. I can not imagine texting anyone else through a dinner I am having with him. I just can't.
Love one another.