Yesterday, Tim and I celebrated 8 years of marriage. We were able to get away for one night to have some alone time and celebrate our love. We returned to the same place we went on our anniversary when I was pregnant with Luke. Ohio isn’t exactly known for its scenic hiking, but there are a few places that are like hidden gems among the mundane landscape that makes up much of this state.
I think it’s important to have time to spend with just your spouse, so we try to get away for a night every year on our anniversary. We’re blessed to have family that are willing to stay with our kids so we can have that crucial time to reconnect.
After 8 years of marriage, I’ve learned that marriage isn’t easy, but that’s okay. None of the good, valuable things in life are easy, right?
I’ve also learned that going through life with your best friend is a wonderful thing and I never forget how blessed I am to be married to someone I truly enjoy spending time with.
As with any marriage, we have our days when we are living in a bit of a haze. Life with kids, work, and a myriad of responsibilities can be draining.
One night away was just what we needed. We stayed in a cabin with no television and no cell phone service. No distractions. We had a quiet, long dinner and then a night where not one child’s little voice called “Mommy!” despite the rain that fell all night long. (Tell me my five-year-old isn’t the only one afraid of thunder storms?)
Then we hiked, and went home. An abbreviated trip, yes, but I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my anniversary.
And I definitely could not ask for a better man to spend my life with. Here’s to 8X8 more years!
I’ll be back with recipes and the such soon. I hope everyone is having a great week!