Zan and I….
wait for it!!!
We are going…
WITHOUT THE KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know!!!! CRAZY, right?!?!?!
We have never ever left them for more than a night before. In nearly 17 years we have been parents, we have never taken a vacation, even a mini one, without them. This is a three nighter, and I feel like I’m leaving them for weeks.
I will let you in on a little secret….
I am excited, and nervous in equal measure. I’m so conflicted.
One minute I am giddy with anticipation:
Blue beach waters!
An uninterrupted three days with my husband!
And the next minute, I am nauseous with reservations:
I am going to MISS them!
They will miss US!
What if someone gets sick while we are gone?
What if someone gets hurt while we are gone?
What if my boy wakes up with nightmares and I’m not there to comfort him?
What if my girls need help with their math homework and only Daddy can help?
What if they’re lonesome and sad?
What if our flights get delayed on our way home, extending our time away?
I won’t even mention the unmentionable scary worries.
BUT…there’s that saying on my bathroom mirror: Let your Faith be bigger than your Fear.
So we are going for it. Doing something out of our comfort zone for US.
And after their initial, “HOW COULD YOU?!?!?!” reactions, the kids are actually supportive and happy for us.
I guess we’ve done something right.
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn