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Honeymoons are not for newlyweds. Well, not just for them. They are for the newlywed at heart. Just like youth is not just for the young, but for the young at heart. What do I mean? Well we all need a honeymoon, if you have been together for just a few days, months, or years.
This past weekend I was at a bridal show and when going past my booth I heard so many people telling the brides, “Oh this is for you, I’ve been married for so long.” My response back was, “This is for you too, maybe even more!” Yes especially for you. You do not need to be a few days from walking down the aisle to need time alone to snuggle and cuddle. You don’t need to just have said your vows to sneak in a few kisses and moments to remember.
Here’s my question to you, what makes a honeymoon a honeymoon? Okay, let’s face it, you’re blushing right now aren’t you? Yes, we know that there’s a lot of that going on, but why? When you are first married there is that excitement. You remember that. The giddy way you laughed at his little jokes, the way he bashfully grabbed at your hand. Let’s face it that’s why the Lifetime channel gets the high ratings. And when we watch the Bachelor or Bachelorette TV shows and they are flying all over the world on their “dates” in these exotic locations and you see couples on the beach or in the mountains holding hands, you know the romantic juices are flowing. That’s the time when you are away from washing the laundry, and deciding what’s for dinner. That’s the time that you are sneaking in cuddles and kisses. Having conversations again that aren’t about bills, kids, and laundry. That’s when you are just the two of you. Just like that couple that is just married. And that’s why us more “Mature” married people NEED that honeymoon!
Now, this past weekend I was telling these, “I’ve been married too long… “ couples that well, I’m on my 5th honeymoon with husband number 1! Yes, we take our romantic vacations away. And guess what, we start acting like we are "honeymooners" again. So yes, that’s our second, third, and fourth honeymoon! I’m now planning the fifth! This is the time that you need to keep your relationship going. I can tell you that we are WAY OVERDUE! Even Mark is asking, “When are we going to get some us away time?” That’s how I know I still have my newlywed. The day that he stops asking is the day that I’ll be sad. The day that I stop needing that time is the day that I’ll cry. You see, I love the fact that I’ve been married for almost 20 years and when we get away, and we are alone I feel like it was just yesterday when we said I do.
And until next time….