We got away for a beautiful wedding weekend celebrating an amazing couple. This meant two nights alone with my husband without kids.
Meals enjoyed slowly.
Food still hot.
Endless smiles and laughter.
No changing shitty diapers.
I felt like I was on a first-date weekend with my husband. I felt giddy. I felt alive. It felt good to just be free and not have responsibility. I fell more in love with him and was reminded how lucky I am to be called his wife.
It’s so easy to get tangled up in “life” and whatever the craziness may be for you. For us, it’s been a very busy time with our business since right before the holidays. I feel like I haven’t slowed down since and sleeping in until 8am this morning felt like heaven. A total recharge that was followed by the most delicious French press coffee ever. Sigh, take me back.
But there’s always going to be something. There’s always chaos and I feel pretty lucky that it’s all happening. Opportunities. Dreams. Goals. Growth. The future. Obviously there are moments it seems so hard (like 6pm on a no nap day) and there’s breakdowns. I’m human right?
What this weekend made me remember is how much I love the partner I’m with and who I’m on this journey besides. The vows from the bride and groom this weekend were, in one word, epic. I wish you could’ve heard them. I truly do. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I’ve never heard love professed so eloquently, so deep and just raw. I sat there listening to them with tears in my eyes because I felt all those same things for my husband. As the groom said “my reality has become better than my dreams.” Do you ever think about that? Do you ever stop and in the moments of crazy take a deep breath, step back and really take in what’s happening? It’s a beautiful thing. One I’m trying to do more.
I never imagined my life would be this 10 years ago because it didn’t seem possible to be so blessed. So cliche right? I know, but it’s the truth. I guess what this weekend made me realize is the imperfections are what makes perfection.
That’s it. Nothing life altering.
Just a reflection.