It’s a typical story. Boy meets girl, they court, fall in love, get married… and go on a honeymoon. Their first trip together, alone… time to focus, connect and just “be a couple”.
My husband and I have been married for 24 years this summer. We have four children ages 3 through 19… and have NEVER. BEEN. ON. A. HONEYMOON. Yep! You heard me right.
My “next big leap” as the title of the post announced is to leave my children… with someone besides my husband. Seriously, before our 25th wedding anniversary I want to spend a week a l o n e… with my husband. This is a huge leap for
us me. We married young. I was 18 and he was 21. We were poor but happy to just have each other. No vacations, no splurges. Just us and our fish.
We started having children 3 years into our marriage. I never thought I would be, but after losing our first baby I ended up being a very overprotective mom. I do not leave my children with people outside our immediately circle. Almost never (yep, not even with grandma). I have a mild panic attack just talking to my husband about it.
Our oldest will be 20 this May. She is a beautiful, bright, creative, smart and responsible young woman. Why am I telling you this? Because, I think I can finally take that leap. Kaytlin has willingly stepped into the second mommy role in our household and helps when I just can’t do it all. When Ethan joined our crew 3 1/2 years ago I realized just how much Kaytlin does help around here. To be honest, she is going to be an incredible mom some day. Quite possibly better than I ever have been… and that makes me proud.
So, now I question myself. Can I take this leap of “letting go” for an entire week to be “me”… “us”. I have full confidence in my daughter to hold the fort down, but I still panic when I think about it.
So now that I’ve shared my next leap… tell me yours!
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