This past week we were on vacation. It was a much needed time away to renew and reconnect. We had the typical moments of tension every couple experiences when trying to navigate in an unfamiliar place. Even with our trusty GPS we still had issues; but we have learned not to make these moments more than what they are – moments.
There were many more moments worth remembering, and I had my camera to capture them. I experienced white water rafting for the first time. The rapids were only level II and III, but it was a big deal for me. Tom is the adventurous one, I’m not. I used to be, but something happened after I had children. I no longer enjoy taking risks, even if the risks are minimal. I thanked Tom for pushing me beyond my comfort zone because I really did have a great time, and we made a special memory!
A few years ago Tom signed me up for golf lessons so we would be able to enjoy playing his favorite sport together. As a result – I love golf! This was our first time away for an actual golf trip. The scenery was beautiful, but the time spent together apart from phones and busy schedules was priceless. The picture following was a surprise from Tom to me while we were enjoying a round in the mountains of North Georgia. While I was teeing off, he picked these wildflowers and placed them in my water bottle. It literally took my breath away! I usually play golf with my club in one hand and my camera in the other. Tom tolerates this part of my hobby, but when I capture a special moment – we both smile.
Thank you, Tom, for a great time away. I enjoy every minute I have alone with you.
Do you have plans to take a vacation this summer? Even if the kids are with you, don’t miss the special moments you can celebrate together. And if possible, by all means take lots of pictures. It is sure to make you smile both now and in the years to come!