Monday, March 7, 2011

Our Getaway

Two weeks ago, Joel and I left for a little post-deployment getaway.  We left Grace and Autumn with my parents and headed to out of town.  Our getaway was as much to get away from the stresses of life as it was to work on strengthening our marriage.

Seven months apart changes a person and it changes a marriage.  A deployment marriage is hard - communication is limited and the time that you do get to talk is brief, at best.  Joel and I knew from our experience after he came back from Iraq in 2007, that our marriage has to be first priority.  And after seven months apart, we knew we had to get away together after he came home.

We rented a cabin in the middle of the woods - away from everything.  For four days, we read, slept, watched movies, ate and enjoyed the quietness that nature gave to us.  We woke up every morning with no stress - no expectations on me for the day ahead.  It was great to cook together, laugh together over last season's Office and focus on each other.

The view from our bed


There were lots of dead things hanging from the walls




9 comments:

Karla said...

So glad you were able to get away! Props to you for being so intentional about making your marriage priority.

CSJOKER said...

He SMILED in a picture!! you must have had a good time!

Amy said...

So very glad you guys were able to get away together!! My hubby comes home from 9 months of training next week! I am so super excited. We have a newborn so getting time away together will be a few months down the road though. :(

pinkcombatboots said...

Sweet! It sounds like you had a wonderful getaway. Hang in there! You guys are a very cute couple. Times like that are sooooo neeeded.

Shelly said...

That sounds like a perfect post deployment getaway.

Mowenackie said...

T and I did the same thing when he got back. Now we are back to the crazy life and I could use another weekend like that! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. The cabin looks so cozy!

Emmy said...

How nice to get away! Sounds like a great location, besides all the dead things ;)

Karren said...

That sounds like a wonderful getaway!

Coley said...

Now that is true advice every military wife should take to heart. Marriages should be a top priority when they come home. It doesn't all just fall back into place. Hope you enjoyed it!