10 Years Later

10 Years Later

Ten years ago when I married my Hubby, we went on the most amazingly romantic honeymoon to St. Lucia. On that trip I asked my husband of one week if we could come back again in ten years. We both knew we did not have the $ to replicate that trip anytime soon, but I thought we could plan ahead and make a run for it a decade later.

He said yes and I tucked that answer away in the back of my head.

10 years later, we found ourselves literally on the other side of the planet. We joked about not being able to make it to St. Lucia, and to be honest, I was a bit bummed. About a month ago our language school planned a mid-term break to Sharm El Sheik, Egypt. I had never heard of the place and did not think twice about it. My husband, on the other hand, started asking some questions about dates, cost, accommodations, etc. He began crunching numbers, working angles (like only my husband can) and plotting to make this trip work.

Oh, it just so happened to fall on our 10 year anniversary.

I’m happy to share that a few weeks back (yes, I’m a bit behind on the ole blog) we, meaning hubby, myself, our boys and Rachel, celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

Was it St. Lucia pt 2? Ummmmm, no. But still, it was amazing.

We snorkeled in the Red Sea and I squealed every time  the exotic fish swam close to my toes.IMG_5761

Rachel was gracious enough to help us with the boys and give us a night off  to celebrate. So we went to have our first romantic dinner in who knows how long. It was a dinner overlooking Naama Bay while eel and lion fish swam beneath our feet…

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We rode a camel named “Bob Marley”.IMG_5749We took a glass bottom boat ride.

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And of course…we relaxed on the beach….IMG_1056

But the best part was that we did a whole lot of nothing. We splashed in the pool with our boys. We flushed our toilet paper. We took naps. We showered without the thought of running out of water and we relaxed more than we have in the past seven months. It was glorious.

All of the down time and anniversary talk gave me ample opportunity to reflect on our marriage and all the Lord has graciously taught us in the last ten years. And because this blog is a collection of my thoughts, they morphed into a blog post.

So stay tuned for Ten Things I’ve Learned in Ten Years of Marriage.

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