This past week Jenna and I were supposed to go on vacation .. think crystal clear blue waters, white beaches, and an island to explore. Not only that, but we have been long overdue for a vacation .. not months, but years! However, at 2:30am, a few hours before we were supposed to fly out of Charleston, Delta called and informed us that our flight had been canceled. We tried for hours to rebook, but because of the PGA tour that was going on at Kiawah, every flight leaving Charleston was booked for days. So after putting up a good fight, we decided to make the most of it. Afterall, the point of the vacation was each other, not the destination. The kids were already with their (awesome) grandparents, so the clock was ticking!
We have spent the past few days hanging out at the beach, eating at some fun restaurants, getting lost in conversation at random coffee shops, chatting with good friends, touring the Intercoastal with our favorite new captain, and… simply enjoying every moment together. I have the most amazing wife. Not once did she complain or even mention the fact that we should be elsewhere. Amazing. It was an incredible few days and reminded me over and over again of the days back when we were dating. 🙂
I’m a perfectionist at heart, with a slight mix of ‘control-freak’. Ask anyone. And to have a plan be completely derailed is often hard for me to swallow. But all week I kept thinking about how incredible it was to have not gone on our trip. How incredible it was, and how reaffirming it was to know that we don’t need an exotic island (although those are nice) to enjoy each other and fall even more in love. We’ve been married over six years and it’s been a crazy ride. Amongst the craziness it’s so easy to lose sight of how good life is. This week was a much needed reminder that life is so good.
Psalm 46 : be still and know that I am God.
I know it’s hard to be still when life’s crazy with kids, work, etc .. but I have to believe it’s possible. Believe it with me.