Our first family vacation wasn’t just our first family vacation, it was also the first vacation Hubby and I have ever taken together. Yeah, eight and a half years and we had never been on vacation. I was beyond excited to be able to go on vacation with him. We didn’t have a lot of time to ourselves and we were totally fine with that, but we made sure to make a little time for ourselves and to enjoy the moments we did have alone. One morning, I had woke up to find Hubby already awake. I got up to pee and take my back medicine and instead of going back to bed, Hubby crawled out of bed too and we headed out onto the balcony. It was about 5:30 in the morning and we curled up on this beach/porch chair that reclined. There were moments where we were just laying there, listening to the waves wash up on the shore since we couldn’t see them yet, we would quietly talk, and kiss at random times. His arms stayed tight around me and as the sun started to make it’s rise over the ocean, we were both in awe. The smell of the ocean washed up to us, the sound of the waves were gentle and calming, the ocean changed from black to different shades of blue, and the sky turned into a masterpiece as the sun rose. It that moment, I believe I fell even more in love with my husband than I already was. Just getting to experience something so beautiful with him, something like that that touches the soul and warms the heart, it was consumed me. In those early morning hours, it was like we were the only two people on earth and we were wrapped in each other and in the beauty coming alive around us.
Another time I’ll forever remember was our last night in South Padre. Hubby’s brother watched the boys for us so we could enjoy a date. We headed to a burger joint we had went to earlier in the week that we enjoyed earlier in the week. We enjoyed our food without rushing and talked about our favorite parts from the trip. Well, we still had about an hour before we had to head back to the boys so we decided to walk along the beach. We walked the little trail down to the beach, slipped our shoes off, and when we looked up, we saw a double rainbow over the ocean. There had been a storm over the ocean and it was moving onto the land. The waves were rolling in and we walked hand in hand as the waves washed over our feet. The double rainbow stayed the entire time and it was an absolutely stunning sight. As we turned around and started walking back the way we came, a warm rain started falling, Hubby and I just stood there, hand in hand, facing the ocean with the waves washing over our feet, our toes sinking in the sand, and the warm rain washing over us. It was a moment I hadn’t anticipated, a moment that was absolutely and utterly perfect.
I was so lucky to have those moments with him. So freaking blessed to have him by my side.