I LOVE the ocean. I LOVE the beach. There’s just beauty and power all in one massive force and, like Moana, it calls to me. This week I will be at the beach with the one I love most: Jesse. He planned this quick getaway for us and I pitched the biggest fit; I didn’t want to leave the kids, I didn’t want to spend the money, I wanted to go to Mexico or the Bahamas, not Florida.
I was being the biggest jerk. Here Jesse was offering up something I have been asking and begging for but it wasn’t my idea and it wasn’t good enough. Poor guy couldn’t win this one. I started feeling really guilty and felt super bad.
How often does Jesse do something for me that I look him dead in the eye and say it’s not good enough? Too often. How often does he do something that isn’t done the way I like it and I shut him down? Too often. Jesse and I have been married almost 13 years! That’s a long freaking time! I am so very glad that he loves me the way he does and that he’s willing to disagree with me when I’m being stubborn.
I love the way our marriage works. There are times when we each have to step back and say, “Nope, we need this. We need to reconnect. We need to get on the same page. We need to make sure we love and like each other the most.” I guess it was his turn to say this. His turn to refocus us, and I am so glad he did. I don’t think I ever realize how much I need it until we are in the moment.
So off we go! Big thanks to all those making sure our kids are safe and loved!!
EDIT!! As we were getting ready for our trip we were checking the weather and it was looking like 80% chance of rain the entire time we were going to be there. And as much as I love the beach I don’t love thunderstorms on the beach while on vacation. So we did a little remixing. Off to Disney World for the next few days. Let me tell you again, I LOVE the beach but if you know me at all you know I’m IN LOVE with all things Disney. So off we go! No adulting for us only Faith, trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust!
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