Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Do~

 I just love old images of times gone by. Especially those from the Victorian age. This one is from an old marriage certificate. It speaks to me because we spend so much time near the Atlantic shore. We honeymooned on Nantucket and near Cape Cod Bay 18 years ago in the month of September. Just looking at this image brings me back to a time when our life as a young couple was much more simple! I think Ann Morrow Lindbergh describes this time in a couples life best... In her book Gifts From The Sea she likens it to the season of spring time.... Everything is new, blossoming, fresh and fragrant and the possibilities seem endless... She was right! As I look back over the last 18 years I am amazed at how fast the years have gone by and how blessed we have been creating our married life together. We are no different than other folks who are raising kids, helping aging parents, making the mortgage and keeping a keen eye on our 401K's and sleeping dreams as we go through life at what seems like the great race against time.. Sometimes we need to just take a pause from it all... It's times like these when we can rely on a ritual or two to help us reconnect, refuel and reignight the passion we once felt more often.

One of our rituals it to pack a picnic and head out alone either by car or by boat. (and one day by horseback but I may have to blind fold and hit my husband on the head for this one)! We stuff our basket full of our favorite treats, and a little something bubbly to drink. Cheese and crackers, strawberries dipped in chocolate and a sense of adventure. With a little wind in our hair all the worries and cares of the world fall away even if just for a day...

When is the last time you stole some time with your beloved? If you can't remember then it's time! Plan something'll be glad you did :)

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