My hubby and I just got back from a pretty amazing trip to The Hard Rock, Riviera Maya. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and it was long overdue! We hadn’t been away for one week by ourselves since our one year anniversary and never since we’ve had kids! We’ve definitely gone away since we’ve had the girls but never for an entire week. Needless to say, the week was nothing less than magical!!!
There were so many aspects to our trip that made it so great: the time to relax, talk, reconnect, and explore together were the key factors for sure. Because there are so many, I am going spread out our trip adventures over a few different blogs. The one I wanted to talk about today was probably the most interesting and thought provoking.
The first couple days we were there might have been the most intense because we were excited to be away and maybe drinking one too many fun cocktails! These cocktails led us into a discussion about our life and marriage thus far, good and bad. The discussion was great because we were both open and honest and therefore, able to have a productive conversation. This conversation basically confirmed what we already knew, but maybe let slip to the back of our minds over the years. We were still in love with one another. Just being able to acknowledge and realize this was amazing!
Well, it must have been pretty apparent that we were feeling this way towards each other. After spending a whole day at the pool and having these discussions, we were approached by an older woman. She didn’t say a lot, or anything super outstanding; in fact, I can’t remember exactly what she said. But she said something along the lines of, “It’s really nice to see a couple like you guys. It makes me miss my husband.” This really took me by surprise for multiple reasons.
Why, out of all the couples at the pool that day, did we stick out? I didn’t feel like we were extra lovey-dovey or anything; in fact, I am pretty much the opposite of that! And for her to come up to us and actually say something is another thing. I took this a sign for the week and the rest of our lives.
I knew, right then and there, we were meant to be on this trip, we needed this trip and it was going to be a good trip! And a good trip it was. So thank you to the woman who was kind enough to see something great in us and make us even more aware of what we have. And even more important to never take it for granted!