It's been ten whole years (in May) since we said "I do" and headed off into the wild blue yonder not knowing a thing about being grown ups. I love that man more today than I did then, and I daily (okay, maybe weekly!!) wonder how God found me worthy of him.
We celebrated our ten years with a trip for Tim (and yes, I mean he went without me!!) to the Cayman Islands. Now, before you get your panties in a wad (am I allowed to say that, being a minister's wife and all!?!), let me explain...
...you see, we had already decided to postpone a big anniversary trip until next year because Simon would be about a month old on our actual 10th anniversary, and what fun is a romantic getaway when you have a one month old along?? So, I was fine with that UNTIL one of Tim's college buddies emailed and said something along the lines of, "I'm turning 30, I want all of my friends to go on a trip with me, I'll pay for yours if you can't afford it, and you can't say no." Well, how sweet (ok, I'll admit, that's not exactly what I said when I read the email). I'm all about honesty, so let's say I was a little less than excited about this prospect. Let me lay it out for you the way I laid it out for Tim....so, I'm supposed to stay home BY MYSELF with a 7 year old, a 3 year old and a 2 month old while you are laying on a beach all day, eating out every night, staying in a super nice hotel KNOWING that it's our 10th anniversary and I should be on that STINKING BEACH WITH YOU!?! AND I'm supposed to be happy about it?!?!? AND I might have cried some real tears, too.
Then, I finally settled down a little bit and pretended to be, I mean, was excited for Tim. I even bought him some new sunglasses, swim trunks, and flip flops. I packed his sun screen and aloe. I kissed him goodbye. I said, with complete sincerity, "Have a good time. You deserve it."
And you know what? He does. He deserves to be with his buddies. He NEEDS to be with his buddies to fully be the man God wants him to be. I need him to have that time. In fact, it allows him to love me better when I actually let go and realize the world does not revolve around me and my pleasure.
Okay, so now where are we going next year???????