Five Minute Friday {10}: Fall

7 Jun

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I’ve already started packing. My suitcase sits open in the middle of our bedroom and all week I’ve been tossing things in as I get ready to finish stuffing in sundresses and books, bikinis and sandals until I’ll zip it shut tomorrow evening. I’ll be wearing the perfume of coconut-banana scented suntan lotion all week, my hair will curl in it’s natural, frizzy waves as I’ll forego blow drying for air drying.

 

We’ll worry about the kids, but know that they’ll be in heaven at home with their grandparents – all four of them taking shifts so they don’t get too exhausted by the fun of it all.

Whenever we’re able to do this – to run away from the same old day-to-day for a just-me-and-you vacation, I fall back into what life was like before kids, before marriage, before the responsibilities of work and a mortgage. I feel like we’re dating again, flirting and being silly with each other. Holding hands as we walk to breakfast or dinner. Or on the beach, lounging in our sunchairs, when I look over at you and give your hand a little squeeze while we gaze out at the ocean.


Not that I need a tropical vacation to appreciate all the wonderful things about you, honey. Time on an island with you just reminds me of our honeymoon. Only now, I no longer have those anxious butterflies in my stomach, nervousness about how our future will play out. Because time has passed – almost 10 years since that week in St. Lucia after our wedding – and we’ve fallen into each other and I’m not nervous for the future anymore.

I’m only giddy with excitement, ready to fall more in love with you in the coming years than I’ve ever been before.

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Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker’s

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5 Responses to “Five Minute Friday {10}: Fall”

  1. Rebekah (@WeLiveInspired) June 8, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Aww. so sweet. Have a great time! I love this picture of love . ~Rebekah at weliveinspired.com

  2. Kate June 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    We went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon too :)

  3. Kat June 7, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    How exciting!!!
    I think it is so important for a couple to take time away just for the two of them. I know my hubby and I don’t do it nearly often enough but we just went on a tropical vacation a few months ago.
    I hope you both have a wonderful time!

  4. Beth June 7, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    I’m also celebrating a 10th anniversary! I love how the time away from the littles helps us “fall back into what life was like”. Have a relaxing and rejuvenating trip! Stopping by from FMF.

    • BipolarMomLife June 7, 2013 at 8:33 am #

      Happy 10th, Beth!! Thank you so much. I’m so looking forward to it.

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