Thursday, March 10, 2011

Get Out of Town!

No, seriously, get out of town!  After Jason and I were first married we had the opportunity to go to several friends weddings.  At one wedding I remember the sealer's (he is the man that married the couple) advice, he told us to get out of town.  If you can 3-4 times a year, if not at least a couple of times.  He said it did not have to be fancy, even if it is only 30 minutes away and a basic motel, or you can just go camping, but the most important thing was to get away together, just the two of you.  Jason and I have tried hard to follow this.  With raising four children and him back in school it is not always easy, but it is necessary to our marriage.  Everytime we get away we remind ourselves we are husband and wife, that there is more to our relationship than just being a mom and dad, which we do love also.  When you take time to strengthen your relationship with each other, it will strengthen your relationship with the family.  The kids will see the peace, love and kindness you have for each other.  It doesn't mean that you will not have stressful times, it just helps you get through them better because you are taking time for each other.  Make your marriage a priority and plan a getaway now.  It will rejuvinate you in everyway. 
I will not be posting again until next Thursday the 17th, because I am taking my own advice and getting away with Jason.  The end of this month is our 18th anniversary and I can think of no better time to get away.

2 comments:

T said...

Our sealer told ManOfTheHouse to never buy a car without input and advice from me... and then he told me to never buy an outfit without input from my new husband. hmm... I long ago decided that if it doesn't come with new shoes and jewelry it's not technically an "outfit"...

Kami said...

I can understand getting each other's advice on big purchases, a car, a house are really expensive, you have to know if you can afford it. I can see where the sealer says to ask for input on getting a new outfit, some women really having a shopping problem and they go out and buy things they cannot afford. But if you are a woman that is very actively involved in your finances then you should know if you can afford it and whether or not it is a good choice to spend money on it. My advice is to be very open in your finances, always know where things stand and where money needs to go to, that helps avoid problems of spending money when you don't have it. My husband has liked it when I have come home with a new shirt, or pair of pants, but as long as we can afford it and the money doesn't need to go somewhere else.