When Vacationing Is Not an Option

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Getting away with your spouse is so important for a healthy and vital marriage. However, there will be times in your relationship when getting away is NOT an option.

For us, that is a reality right now.

Between ailing family members, low funds, and nowhere for the kids to go in order to take a vacation together, getting away is just not in our future. Sure, I could be upset and rant and rave about not being able to get away. But, I have decided to just embrace the time and do what I can to make our together time special.

Who doesn’t want to get away and just bask in the love and adoration of your spouse?

Here are a few things I plan on trying to incorporate in the next few months with my man since we cannot get away and go on vacation together right now.

  • Try to find at least 15 to 30 minutes a day after he comes home to sit down and talk to one another. We have gotten into the habit of talking more to our computers and the television than we do to each other. During this time of talking, no one is allowed to barge in and bother us and interrupt our talking time. We used to do this regularly when the kids were smaller, but in the last couple of years, we kind of quit practicing it.
  • Since our kids are older, we can leave them at home and go on a walk around the neighborhood (when it warms up again) just so we can spend a few minutes alone together.
  • Get away at home. This one is easy to accomplish if the kids have somewhere to go. This is also a great idea if you are low on finances. Get creative and create an environment of somewhere you want to visit. One of my places I want to visit is the beach one time in my life. Recreate a room using sheer curtains and play beach music. Transform your dining room into a beach scene using chairs! You can even ask your kids to draw beach scenes on paper and get them involved in helping you treat daddy to a night out somewhere! Make food at home that you might eat on the beach and just enjoy being together.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to “make getting away” an option for you by re-creating something at home.

As the Bible says, Everything has a season and this too shall pass (my paraphrase). Bide your time, be content where you are at the moment in life and when the time is right, you will be able to get away once again!

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