This past weekend, my sweet hubby and I went on a trip.
A Much. Needed. Trip.
We are parents of 4 beautiful daughters and we LOVE THEM SO MUCH… but there is SUCH value in having “couple” time, even when you’re married with kids. Maybe even ESPECIALLY when you’re married with kids.
My kids spend a week every summer with their grandparents, so we thought this year we’d spend a few days on a little trip of our own. We don’t have much money, but we scrimped and saved and set a side a little from our tax refund, and planned as econo-but-fun trip to Charleston, SC.
I’ve always wanted to go there. I’m not a HUGE history buff like some historical writers I know, but I do find history interesting and LOVE the beauty in old houses. Such charm—so romantic!
We had such a good time.
We might not have had the money to do all the fancy stuff some people do. We saw couples decked out in their fancy duds going to the swanky restaurants that made me sweat looking at their prices. Our most expensive meal for the two of us was $36 including tip, which was less than the price of one plate at about 90% of the places we looked at! Some day– maybe I’ll splurge on a $50 steak.
This weekend was not that weekend!
But money didn’t matter. We enjoyed each others company. We splurged on going out to Fort Sumter which was SUPER cool. We walked around and looked at all the old houses. I played in the fountain at the part. We took lots of pictures. We made memories. I even dreamed up a book idea that may-or-may-not ever be written.
There is just a lot of value in spending time together. In reconnecting.
Romance doesn’t just happen. Even romance in our books are well thought-out and planned. It takes effort and time and two people willing to make the investment.
If you’re married, when’s the last time you made a significant investment in your relationship? (doesn’t have to be money….)
If not, have you ever been to Charleston? Or what fun city have you been to recently? Would welcome suggestions for future places to visit!