I would open my mouth as if I had an answer ready and then realize "wait... what do we like to do?"
Part of me would panic as I questioned our entire relationship wondering how smart it would be to marry someone with whom I had so few interests in common.
I'll tell you what we don't do:
We aren't that couple who bike (or hike, or run, or ski, or even go to the gym together)
We don't travel (unless you count 30 minutes to IKEA for fish and chips on Fridays for $1.99)
We can't afford to be foodies or movie aficionados, even if we wanted to be.
We're not "dog people" or even "cat people."
We don't play sports, and although I follow some baseball, my enthusiasm for football rarely exceeds that of having a bowl of chili (or a hot dog) while the game is on in the background. My husband, on the other hand, could tell you that Shaquille O'Neal missed 5,317 free throws in his NBA career. (if you asked, of course.)
I like romantic comedies and dramas. He likes action and thrillers.
I have a sweet tooth. He has a steak tooth.
I'm a bit of a neat freak (or at least used to be) and he is... well, he has his own way ;)
The main thing we hold in common is our faith. We both share a faith in God and in Jesus Christ as our savior and redeemer. We both choose to worship together several times each week. We both strive to live our lives according to that faith and seek to base all other decisions on that faith. I'd say that's a pretty good starting point!
The other thing we do is laugh.
I didn't really think about it much until I came across this picture recently, but we laugh a lot. We laugh at ourselves, at each other (with love), and with each other. One of my favorite things about Chris is his sense of humor. Ladies- look for a man who will make you laugh. I consider it a source of pride when I make him laugh. His humor is pretty discerning; no lazy jokes allowed. He makes me think.
Now that we have three small children, the opportunities for laughter have increased exponentially. Our family is a laughing family. Our hopes for our family are our joint mission.
We have a unity in our faith, a lightness in our laughter, and a purpose in our family.
So after all that anxiety at the beginning, I've found that what we do together is Faith, Laughter and Family.