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Speaking of intimate time...


Larry and I are leaving after church tomorrow afternoon to go to Tennessee for Valentines week! We are finally taking the trip that was given to us  by the church during  pastor appreciation trip in October, now that Maddie is healed from her accident. We will be away for a week putting everything (and more) in practice that I talked about on the blog yesterday. Can't wait! We're staying here.  It's a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN and we have the whole place to ourselves.  If you click on the link I just gave, go the left hand side at the bottom of the page to look at all the photos of the house.  It's amazing!  The photo above is the Master bedroom.

I'm consumed today with packing and getting last minute things done for church and our trip.  This past week I doubled up on all my work at the church, many hours longer than normal to get everything done before I leave so that I really can leave my work behind .  I can't even describe to you how much we need this right now and how many things have tried to stop us from going.  But we're GOING!  Kathryn also insisted I take the week off from NextJob.  She's amazing like that.  I told her up front when telling her about the trip that I planned on keeping the schedule of all of my appointments from our cabin in Gatlinburg but she said, "no, absolutely not!  You need this rest!!"   This week when I said she could still call me for a few things she was adamant about me getting "sacred time" as she calls it.  What a blessing she is.

I will, however, blog from Tennessee.  Writing isn't a chore for me -- it's one of the main ways I relax and let down.  It's as essential to me as breathing.  Larry and I will focus on one another, however we will both take time for ourselves there too and I can guarantee he'll watch a game or two on TV or something else by himself -- which is great.  We both need solitude and couple time  and both are sacred. 

Off to finish packing and cleaning.

Comments

Ruth, PA said…
Unplug as much as you dare! Hope you have a 2nd honeymoon...or will this be the 3rd or 4th? LOL The cabin looks soooo romantic!! Totally have fun!!! You both so deserve it!
Sharon said…
Have an amazing time! Be safe. I love you both!
Melissa said…
The places looks fantastic! Enjoy your time away and seriously just veg! What a blessing!

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