Monday, March 8, 2010

Back From Our Getaway

My husband and I got a wonderful weekend away from life as we know it, and it was so relaxing! Last time we did this (January of 2009), we spent just one night, and we agree that two nights really makes a big difference. The second day is the best because there's absolutely no rushing at all--either in the morning or the evening. Knowing we had literally all day and even the most of the next day made us breathe easy and take our time meandering wherever we wanted.


Friday night we stayed in a King Jacuzzi suite room just half an hour from home. We walked over to dinner where we took our time talking and eating, then walked back to the hotel. In the morning, we walked to a Starbucks and sat for an hour, enjoying coffee and the sunshine. Later, we found ourselves at a furniture store (which we NEVER do with kids) and bought a love seat for our living room that was on clearance! We perused through a book store, then had a soup-and-salad lunch date. Later, we began our hour and a half trip to Mt. Magazine.


I love that place! It's so peaceful and calm. We sat, overlooking the incredible view, and talked about the nature of God and how He is working in our lives and marriage. Before we left on Sunday, we sat in the over-sized rocking chairs on the enormous back porch and soaked up the sunshine. I'm so blessed with a husband who loves me like Christ loves the church. He's sacrificial, he's gentle and understanding, yet he is jealous and protective when he needs to be. We were recalling how we used to view marriage and life in general a few years ago, and it's almost laughable how we've grown. It's hard to believe that we used to have such selfish motives in our marriage since now I see him constantly putting me and our family ahead of his own wants and needs. I love being able to enjoy every aspect of life with him and that we're on the same page in life over all. It really does get better each year we spend together! I pray that we will get to grow old together.


Our kids stayed with their grandparents. I told Keagan he hit the jackpot this weekend because he got BOTH sets of grandparents! They barely cared when we pulled up to get them because they were having such a good time on the farm with Papaw and Memo! I am so thankful we got to get away, and that we had beautiful weather. We had hours of uninterrupted conversation that didn't include "Stop that!" "You know better!" or the word "swats." But of course, we were ready to see our kiddos by Sunday! (And yes, swats were given no less than an hour after we got home due to a certain someone "just coloring" on Mom's minivan.) Sheesh. Such is the life.

And I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Peace of Christ to you,