Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anniversary Trip

We spent five marvelous days 
away from it all,
celebrating our 15th Anniversary
which is coming up on June 2.

It was lovely.

I am tempted to leave it at that.

For a couple who has held pretty strictly  to their motto of --
"The closer you live to reality, 
even in your special moments, 
the better off you will be."
Five days away
was quite an extravagance.

Or maybe I should be painfully honest here: It was really just the wife. And she very nearly ruined every lovely detail of the trip on the front end by her guilt and fear and selfishness.

I could give you gory details
but it's complicated.
I have a secret suspicion that many of you wives and mothers would understand but the fact is, I'd just as soon leave what's in the past in the past.

We spent two nights with friends in Virginia Beach and the rest of our time in Ocean City, Maryland.

It was absolutely lovely.

The beauty of the ocean, the sightseeing and the relaxing, the talking and the remembering and the need to only think of each other and no one else, the complete enjoyment of each other and what God has done in our lives these past 15 plus years.


I still belief the truth of our motto
but I also believe that, while not essential to happiness, occasionally it can be good for one's heart, soul and relationship to do something completely removed from reality.

And now, on to reality with a vengeance she said, looking at the piles of laundry and messy suitcases and general clutter and the chattering, busy children and the clock, whose hands march relentlessly on toward time to leave for the school picnic........


Kim said...

You were in my neck of the woods!

Bethany Eicher said...

Oh really? Where do you live?

Tina Z said...

Glad you could get away like that!:)

Kim said...

I live in Salisbury Maryland, just 30min away. We visit Ocean City a lot during the summer, but prefer Assateague Island.

Bethany Eicher said...

Interesting! I remember seeing a sign for Salisbury. We spent part of a day on Assateague Island and it was lovely, although that day was a bit chilly. I wish we would have gotten our bikes out and biked on the island, that was before we biked the boardwalk and discovered how much we enjoyed it! :) I would have liked to go to Chincoteague as well but Chris didn't feel like doing the drive and wanted the last day to just relax :)

Kim said...

I am glad you enjoyed your trip. :)