For our 10 year anniversary Jacob and I decided we should take a trip…alone. It isn’t our first long trip without the kids and it definitely won’t be our last. Why? Because marriage is hard, and takes work, and when you add kids to the equation it gets harder.
Statistically, the odds aren’t necessarily forever in our favor. We both come from homes of divorce and we got married in our early twenties. BUT GOD. We also knew that we’d already beat a whole bunch of other statistics (don’t even get me started but I’m sure you can figure it out)…BUT GOD…and we were willing to fight from the beginning. Part of that fight is making sure we spend time together, alone, away from our children when we can. Don’t get me wrong, we miss them and often spend at least part of our time talking about them; however we also spend a great deal of that time laughing, talking, and enjoying each other’s company.
There’s a lot of people who may question why we send them grandma’s house to spend the night, or why we don’t just have date night on special occasions. Well the answer is simple, when our children are grown up and have moved out (and they will need to move out at some point so I can get my swimming pool) Jacob and I will still have to LIKE each other. Not just love each other, but LIKE each other. And what better way to make sure that happens than to spend some time alone having fun! Prayers for our travels and covering on all those we are leaving home!
Until next time…