Taking a trip…alone…without kids

My husband and I quickly planned an impromptu trip to one of the southern states. Without kids. We’re pretty fortunate that we have awesome people in our lives who help us out to make this happen. My Mom and Dad agreed to take Samantha our youngest for half the time the other half the time she’ll be with good friends of ours who have a son that may as well be Samantha’s older brother

I’m excited to get away. I do miss my kids though. I like spending time with them especially the ages all of them are now. Each have their own personality, can hold an interesting conversation. They love and respect the Lord and go to church with me. I don’t think I can ask for more. And I know I’m biased but they are beautiful inside and out. We have honest talks about parties, school, etc…they’re cool 😎.

Getting away just the two of us is nice I won’t lie. After all those years of raising small kids it’s great to spend one on one time with the person you married. The person you exchanged those incredible marriage vows with. The person you fell in love with all those years ago. It seems like another lifetime that you even dated each other and had the time to spend with just that one person.

Spending time alone with my husband, even if it’s a trip to Home Depot is nice. I like my husband, he’s an incredibly hard worker,he makes me laugh and he thinks I’m beautiful and he’s very understanding. I don’t think I could ask for more. We’ve known each other since we were 15 years old.  I’ve blogged about how we met but I’ll tell the story again. My bff at the time was dating a guy who was in the same rock band as Tommy. We went to meet bff’s boyfriend and there was Tommy, sitting on the steps of this little corner store burning off his shoelaces so he could put new shoelaces in his sneakers. I asked him if he always burned off his shoelaces and Tommy looked up at me. The next thing I knew I was staring into his green eyes and I was stunned for a moment. Wow, who was this guy?

When Tommy started attending the same high school as me, I had already dyed my hair to a light blonde. He met me as a dark almost brown/blonde. It took his best friend at the time to point out who I was. We became fast friends and stayed that way until we were 17 or so. Tommy says I kissed him first. I’m thinking he’s right because I do remember him being shy and neither of us wanted to become “boyfriend/girlfriend” and risk ruining our friendship in case it didn’t work out.

25 plus years later it worked out alright.




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