My husband and I left on our yearly sojourn to the mountains in Gatlinburg, TN this past week after what has seemed like the most stressful two years of our life together. We have faced multiple instances of unemployment, that induces an incredible amount of stress on any marriage. We almost did not get to go as a member of the family had a medical emergency the night before we left, adding yet more stress. However, we were determined to go.
We arrived in the mountains later than we wanted to so we just rested the first night. On the second day we made our way to the spot where my husband got down on one knee and proposed to me. We have made our way back to this spot several times since then, but this time we needed the calmness, peace and serenity this place brings us. It lies about 4,000 feet up on the mountain, on the banks of the Little Pigeon River.
We got to our spot and standing there holding hands with my husband, and looking into his eyes made me realize that through everything we still have each other. The whole world could just stop and we would have each other. We drove down off the mountain and proceeded to walk around holding hands for the rest of the day, wherever we went. It felt good to be assured that in the chaos of our lives, the love that we share has not faded nor been pushed aside to deal with everything else.
This past week I fell in love with my husband all over again, not that I ever stopped. I am a lucky woman and sometimes it doesn’t hurt to remind someone that they are everything to you, in spite of everything else. Take the time today to tell someone “I love you” in the way that is special to you. Life is entirely too short to take someone for granted.