So Scott and I are leaving on Saturday for our honeymoon. It is so very much needed!
We got married in October and decided to wait until his transfer leave in March to go on our honeymoon. It was awesome only planning one thing at a time, but man oh man, do I wish we would have had a break after our wedding.
We had a busy week going into our wedding, we had a whirlwind wedding day, an even more whirlwind day after wedding with the flooding and power outages everywhere, and we immediately went back into our normal day-to-day activities the week after. And we've been going ever since.
We really haven't had a moment to ourselves since then. Weeks fly by. Weekends fly by even faster. We are blessedly busy, but we desperately need this break.
We've also been battling a shoulder injury (for Scott), which meant he was uncomfortable and not sleeping. Which meant I was uncomfortable and not sleeping. It has been a month, let's just say that.
I don't really think this should be called the importance of a honeymoon; it's more so the importance of getting time away for one another, to be just the two of you...just husband and wife.
Yes, we are married. Nothing changes that, honeymoon or otherwise. But we dove right back into being a family of 5, not really getting the chance to celebrate our wedding day and enjoying being husband and wife, just the two of us.
So this...this next week is much needed, much anticipated, and if I would give you any piece of advice, go immediately after the wedding!
There's all this build up with the wedding. You are planning, there's stress and anxiety, and all the what if's that could or could not happen. And then your wedding day is here, it's a whirlwind of a day, and POOF! Before you know it, it's over!
And there's almost this let down feeling. Like, okay, what's next? Because you've had this huge event on your mind for weeks or months or years, depending on how long you've been engaged and planning, and now it's just over.
I would have loved to go away with Scott immediately after and just relished that we did all that...we planned this huge event in 3 months, got married IN A HURRICANE, and had the time of our lives! That would have allowed us to decompress and just enjoy each other, plus the time to relax, rest, rejuvenate.
So yes...it's almost 6 months later, but we are FINALLY getting that. And believe me, he and I are so ready!
Regardless of whether you get to go on your honeymoon immediately after or a couple months, enjoy every single second of it. And take a day or two right after your wedding to just enjoy the two of you. Believe me, you will want it. I know I did.
I hope you all have a wonderful couple weeks. I'm taking a hiatus next week, but will be back the following week to tell you about all the fun we had :)
With love and wellness,