It is no secret that Rob and I have experienced the hardest year of our lives. It is a well known fact that couples experiencing the loss of a child stand a 90% chance of getting divorced. Though we told ourselves we would not allow that to happen, we were almost that statistic. Grief is a hard thing to understand, and men and women, daddy’s and mommy’s experience grief very differently.
We are so grateful to God for intervening on our behalf, and for providing us with Godly friends and counsel, who helped us through our rough patch.
In celebration of overcoming these hurdles, we decided we needed some time together…just the two of us. So, what did the Dr. prescribe? How about a Bahamian cruise!!!
We dropped the kids off at school Thursday morning, and headed to Port Canaveral. We were like two kids in a candy store:) We boarded our floating hotel, the Carnival Sensation and set out exploring the ship.
We had the best time checking everything out. We had a great ocean-view room, and soaked up every detail we could. Before we knew it, it was time for dinner. Of course the food was delicious, and we enjoyed it very much.
Thursday night, Rob schooled me in some Black Jack. Can I just say I had so much fun?!?! We stayed up until nearly 2:30 am and finally decided it was time to go to sleep. We didn’t want to miss anything.
We woke up Friday morning to this….
We ate an early breakfast, spent some time in the hot tub, then my honey treated me to a spa session. I spent the most heavenly hour and a half getting pampered with a massage and a facial. It was so nice and so overdue!!
We were in port at Nassau, so we decided to finally get off the ship and check it out.
My mom had just been there two months before and told me about this awesome Haviana flip flop store. It was a must-see attraction. Needless to say, I brought home 5 pairs of flip flops for the ones I love.
We only stayed on the island a total of 45 minutes, and then we decided we would go back and spend some quality time soaking up some sun.
It was formal night, so we got gussied up and had some pictures taken.
We had tons of people ask us if we were newlyweds. We took that as a compliment, seeing we have been married for 9 years!
After dinner, we spent some time playing Black Jack, and then danced the night away until 3 am.
Saturday morning proved to be a little rough sailing. The waves were huge, and rocked that ship like a toy boat. People were getting sick everywhere, and they placed barf bags at every elevator. Thankfully, Rob and I were not affected. We were having so much fun, I don’t think anyone or anything could have ruined it for us. It was a little rainy, but we spent a long morning in the hot tub overlooking the back of the ship. Then we wanted to watch the Gator game, but they couldn’t get it on the tv. From what I understand, that was a huge blessing!
We got dressed up for dinner again and had some more pictures taken.
We had a rockin’ good time that night. The ship was rockin’, the band was rockin’ and the dance floor was rockin’. We felt like newlyweds so in love for the first time. It was as if we were given a new lease on life.
We were so sad that our trip was over Sunday morning. Though we only got a total of 12 hours of sleep throughout the trip, we reconnected with one another on a totally different level. This was the honeymoon we never got, and it was so worth the wait! Sure we have had our ups and our downs, but at the end of the day, we have each other.
Thank you Lord Jesus for the blessing of our marriage, and for putting Rob in my life. I can’t imagine going through any of the trials we have faced without him. Thank you for strengthening us in one another, and more importantly in You. May we continue to seek your will for our lives, and may you continue to use our testimony to tell others of the awesomeness of your love and faithfulness!