I could not be more thrilled at the moment! I cannot really remember the last time my husband and I took a trip alone together! Really, I can’t!
So with our anniversary just around the corner – someone decided to surprise me, and what a surprise it was! 3 days and 4 nights in beautiful Aruba! Just me – and him basking in the sun, drinking cocktails with umbrellas in them and lots of sleeping! As you can imagine having a son with so many behavioral and mental issues can be draining – on everyone in involved. I wish I could say our marriage is a perfect specimen, but um, no that is not the case. We love each other – a lot – but having a child with so many difficulties can push any person to their brink of destruction. There are days we both wanted to just run away – but we didn’t – we are here.
We love our son. He can be charming and personable, he is super smart and loves to entertain us. But he can also be destructive and angry, and we never know just what can cause these outbursts. He has trouble expressing himself we have been told, and that is what often causes his anger. We are working on it.
But these things can take a toll on a marriage and make it become more of a job than a partnership. We have really put our marriage on the back burner as we spend most of our time at doctors, psychologists and just trying to stay sane.
So, a vacation? Why, yes please!
I am buying some new clothes and researching some luggage options. How said that we have had not purchased a suitcase – ever? That is right we have no luggage of our own, since we never imagined traveling. Taking a peak at Best Luggage Stop where they do a great job of showing the best luggage available and all the luggage reviews for the top brands has me dreaming of this trip and already planning our next one.
Oh, and if you are wondering about Mr. Wonderful – well he will be in loving hands with grammy! We try not to have her take care of him too often because he can be such a handful, but my hunk of a husband and I need this trip – desperately! Who knows, maybe Mr. Wonderful will become a big brother on this trip – is it in the plan?
For now adios!